Your Face Tomorrow, Volume Three

Poison, Shadow and Farewell

By Javier Marias; Margaret Jull Costa (Translator)
(New Directions Publishing Corporation, Hardcover, 9780811218122, 546pp.)

Publication Date: December 2009

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Description
Poison, Shadow, and Farewell, with its heightened tensions between meditations and noir narrative, with its wit and and ever deeper forays into the mysteries of consciousness, brings to a stunning finale Marias's three-part Your Face Tomorrow. Already this novel has been acclaimed exquisite (Publishers Weekly), gorgeous (Kirkus), and outstanding: another work of urgent originality (London Independent). Poison, Shadow, and Farewell takes our hero Jaime Deza hired by MI6 as a person of extraordinarily sophisticated powers of perception back to Madrid to both spy on and try to protect his own family, and into new depths of love and loss, with a fluency on the subject of death that could make a stone weep.



About the Author
Javier Marias is an award-winning Spanish novelist. He is also a translator and columnist, as well as the current king of Redonda. He was born in Madrid in 1951 and published his first novel at the age of nineteen. He has held academic posts in Spain, the US (he was a visiting professor at Wellesley College) and Britain, as a lecturer in Spanish Literature at Oxford University. He has been translated into 34 languages, and more than six million copies of his books have been sold worldwide. In 1997 he won the Nelly Sachs Award; the Comunidad de Madrid award in 1998; in 2000 the Grinzane Cavour Award, the Alberto Moravia Prize, and the Dublin IMPAC Award. He also won the Spanish National Translation Award in 1979 for his translation of Tristram Shandy in 1979. He was a professor at Oxford University and the Complutense of Madrid. He currently lives in Madrid.

MARGARET JULL COSTA has established herself as the premier translator of Portuguese literature into English today.
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