Celebrated as one of the greatest writers of his time, Javier Marias is best known for his spy trilogy, Your Face Tomorrow, which has been compared to Proust and hailed as one of the great modern European novels. In his first short story collection for fifteen years, he brings together tales which span his entire writing career : haunting tales from the very edges of life. An obscenely fat man obsessed with his much younger lover endlessly videotapes her every move, a ghost is condemned to repeatedly resign from his job, and a man of impeccable refinement meets his doppelganger at a work dinner, resulting in ghoulish life changes for both men.
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Javier Marias was born in 1951. His novels, short stories and essay collections have won a dazzling array of international literary awards. His work has been translated into thirty-four languages and more than five million copies of his books have been sold worldwide. He has held academic posts in Spain, the United States and in Britain, as Lecturer in Spanish Literature at Oxford University and is also a member of the Real Academia de la Lengua Espanola. He lives in Madrid.Review:
"[Marias] has a rare ability to haunt the imaginations of his readers. He is more than just a storyteller - he's a manipulator of the psyche who can jolt his readers into new states of perception. Quite a feat for any writer" New York Journal of Books "This is a rewarding collection by one of contemporary literature's masters" -- Alex Rayner Guardian "The mannered, precise prose is typically well crafted and the observational comedy at its sharpest... Marias thrives in the domain of the mild macabre" Times Literary Supplement "Clever and strange... A fascinating patchwork of characters and stories" The Times "Mirroring ghosts, and doubles are all present in these haunting short stories by the celebrated Spanish author Javier Marias... Superb" -- Lesie McDowell Independent on Sunday
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Book Description 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Celebrated as one of the greatest writers of his time, Javier Marias is best known for his spy trilogy, Your Face Tomorrow, which has been compared to Proust and hailed as one.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 144 pages. 0.108. Bookseller Inventory # 9780099553922