Your Face Tomorrow, Volume Two: Dance and Dream

Your Face Tomorrow, Volume Two: Dance and Dream

by Javier Marias
     
 

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A book unlike any other, a daring experiential unfolding Spanish masterpiece, Your Face Tomorrow now leaps into uncharted new territory in Volume Two: Dance and Dream.See more details below

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A book unlike any other, a daring experiential unfolding Spanish masterpiece, Your Face Tomorrow now leaps into uncharted new territory in Volume Two: Dance and Dream.

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Library Journal
Translator, novelist, and recently elected member of the Royal Spanish Academy, Mar as continues where he left off in the first volume of his Your Face Tomorrow trilogy (Fever and Spear). Virtually the entire action, if you can call it that, takes place in a disco: the main character, Jacques Deza, expatriated in England away from his wife and now employed in the British intelligence service, works as a toady to his spy boss who beats up the attach De la Garza in a rest room for the handicapped having insulted the wife of one of the guests. The slow, plodding, and internal narration not unlike the cerebral style of Mar as's mentor, Juan Benet (1927-93) belies the promotion of this work as a spy novel. Yet the density is offset by some brilliant touches of humor, like the descriptions of the cementlike cones of Mrs. Manoia's breasts. The methods used in the fight parody the revenge strategies used in carrying out the traditional Spanish honor code. As in the first volume, Mar as resuscitates the bitter nightmares of the Spanish Civil War. Mar as is definitely one of the most gifted writers writing in Spanish today, and this work certainly corroborates that reputation; however, those who haven't read the first volume will be lost here and may not fully appreciate the characters and finer points of the text. Otherwise, highly recommended. Lawrence Olszewski, OCLC Lib., OH Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
The Observer
“Your Face Tomorrow is already being compared to Proust’s A la recherche du temps perdu, and rightly so.”
Review of Contemporary Fiction
“The overall effect recalls the cerebral play of Borges, the dark humor of Pynchon, and meditative lyricism of Proust.”
The New York Times Book Review
“By one of the most original writers at work today, Your Face Tomorrow [is] as accomplished and sui generis as all his mature work [and the] most affecting narrative feat in Marías’s work to date.”
Antony Beevor - The Sunday Telegraph [London]
“This brilliant trilogy must be one of the greatest novels of our age.”
Margaret Drabble - Times Literary Supplement
“I would like to forget this novel but it is hard to get it out of one’s mind. We wait uneasily for Volume Three.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811216562
Publisher:
WW Norton Client
Publication date:
07/17/2006
Series:
Your Face Tomorrow Series, #2
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.94(d)

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