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Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me by Javier Marias

Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics Series


Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me by Javier Marias

Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me is a gripping and moving meditation on the hold that the dead have over the living, by Javier Marias, whose highly-anticipated new novel The Infatuations is published in 2013. Victor, a ghostwriter, is just about to have an affair with Marta, a married woman, when - in the bedroom, half-undressed - she drops dead in his arms. He panics and slips away. But Marta's family are all too aware that she was not alone when she died, and Dean, the widowed husband, is determined to find out who was sharing her bed that night. Victor, accustomed to a life of pretending, finds that he cannot live in the shadows forever.


Marias writes with elegance, wit and masterful suspense * The Times Literary Supplement * The narrative runs like a psychological thriller, with macabre and comic interludes: the narrator handles it as a master of artistry and ambiguity * Independent on Sunday * Compelling, brilliant, perceptive, startling * Washington Post *

About the Author

Javier Marias has published thirteen novels, two collections of short stories and several volumes of essays. His work has been translated into forty-two languages and won a dazzling array of international literary awards. Margaret Jull Costa has been a literary translator for over twenty-five years and has translated many novels and short stories by Portuguese, Spanish and Latin American writers, including Javier Marias, Fernando Pessoa, Jose Saramago, Bernardo Atxaga and Ramon del Valle-Inclan.

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Publication date

2nd August 2012


Javier Marias

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Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd


320 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Fiction in translation



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