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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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."

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