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A Heart so White

by Javier Marias

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics Series

A Heart so White Synopsis

A Heart so White is the breathtaking international bestseller and IMPAC Award-winning masterpiece by Javier Marias, whose highly-anticipated new novel The Infatuations is published in 2013. This Penguin Modern Classics edition features a new Introduction by Jonathan Coe. A Heart so White begins as, In the middle of a family lunch Teresa, just married, goes to the bathroom, unbuttons her blouse and shoots herself in the heart. What made her kill herself immediately after her honeymoon? Years later, this mystery fascinates the young newlywed Juan, whose father was married to Teresa before he married Juan's mother. As Juan edges closer to the truth, he begins to question his own relationships, and whether he really wants to know what happened. Haunting and unsettling, A Heart So White is a breathtaking portrayal of two generations, two marriages, the relentless power of the past and the terrible price of knowledge.

A Heart so White Press Reviews

The most subtle and gifted writer in contemporary Spanish literature * Boston Globe * I was enthralled * Marina Warner, Guardian * Marias' challenging and seductive technique reaches its pinnacle in A Heart So White * The New York Times * The work of a supreme stylist ... It is brilliantly done * James Woodall, The Times * As unique as it is brilliant... an entertaining and intelligent novel * Washington Post *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141199955
Publication date: 2nd August 2012
Author: Javier Marias
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 304 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Javier Marias

Javier Marias is the author of sixteen works in Spanish, which have been translated into forty-five languages including English. His translated English works are All Souls, A Heart So White, Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me, When I Was Mortal, Dark Back of Time, The Man of Feeling, Voyage Along the Horizon, Written Lives, the Your Face Tomorrow trilogy (Fever and Spear, Dance and Dream and Poison, Shadow and Farewell), Bad Nature, While the Women Are Sleeping, The Infatuations, Thus Bad Begins and, Venice, An Interior. Javier Marias has received numerous literary prizes including the International IMPAC Dublin Literary ...

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