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The Infatuations - Javier Marías, Margaret Jull Costa
The Infatuations
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The award-winning, internationally best-selling Spanish writer joins the Knopf list with an immersive, provocative novel propelled by a seemingly random murder that we come to understand--or do we?--through one woman's ever-unfurling imagination, meditations, and infatuations.At the Madrid café... show more
The award-winning, internationally best-selling Spanish writer joins the Knopf list with an immersive, provocative novel propelled by a seemingly random murder that we come to understand--or do we?--through one woman's ever-unfurling imagination, meditations, and infatuations.At the Madrid café where she stops for breakfast each day before work, María Dolz finds herself drawn to a couple who is also there every morning. Though she can hardly explain it, observing what she imagines to be their unblemished life lifts her out of the doldrums of her own existence. But what begins as mere observation turns into an increasingly complicated entanglement when the man is brutally murdered. María approaches the widow to offer her condolences, and at the couple's home she meets--and falls in love with--a man who sheds disturbing new light on the crime. As María recounts this story, we are given a murder mystery brilliantly reimagined as metaphysical enquiry, a novel that grapples with questions of love and death, chance and coincidence, and above all, with the slippery essence of the truth and how it is told.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780307960726 (0307960722)
Publisher: Knopf
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.5 The Infatuations by Javier Marías
bookshelves: hardback, paper-read, one-penny-wonder, mystery-thriller, published-2011, spain, translation, autumn-2015, books-about-books-and-book-shops, lit-richer, lit-crit, lifestyles-deathstyles, madrid, moidah, existentialism, philosophy, bellybutton-mining, memento-mori Read from March 16 to...
MochaMike
MochaMike rated it
You could say that I wished them all the best in the world, as if they were characters in a novel or a film for whom one is rooting right from the start, knowing that something bad is going to happen to them, that at some point, things will go horribly wrong, otherwise there would be no novel or fil...
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