Poison, Shadow and Farewell is the concluding part in Javier Marías spy trilogy masterwork, Your Face Tomorrow.
Jacques Deza is back in London and once again working for the secret intelligence agency run by Bernard Tupra. Deza finds himself forced to watch Tupra's collection of incriminating videotapes of important public figures. The recordings document unconventional private lives - and horrific acts. The scenes enter him like a poison, contaminating everything good, yet he is powerless to counteract them.
Set against a background of brutality, Poison, Shadow and Farewell asks whether violence can ever be justified and completes the extraordinary journey that has led us on a descent into hell and a re-emergence, not entirely unscathed, into life.
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"The final, and the most powerful, part of Javier Marías's monumental trilogy. Together the three volumes constitute one of the great novels in modern European literature... a triumph" (Antony Beevor Sunday Telegraph)
"One of the most remarkable novels of our time, utterly compelling, as addictive as Proust... Marías blends fact and fiction seamlessly. He is marvellously observant and also inventive...One of the great works of modern European fiction" (Allan Massie Scotsman, Books of the Year)
"Those who have followed Your Face Tomorrow through its first two volumes will find its conclusion, Poison, Shadow and Farewell, mesmerising. They will surely feel that it has been one of the defining reading experiences of their life and look forward to starting all over again" ( Literary Review)
"And with this triumphant finale - the longest and best of all three - it becomes impossible to resist the thought that this deeply strange creation...may very well be the first authentic literary masterpiece of the 21st century" (James Lasdun The Guardian)
"An outstanding book that rounds off one of the most thoughtful and inspiring fictional works of the last decade" ( Independent)
The concluding part to Marías' masterwork: 'This trilogy must be one of the greatest novels of our age' (Antony Beevor).
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