When I Was Mortal (Paperback)
Vintage, 9780307950789, 176pp.
Publication Date: April 23, 2013
Victims of mistaken identity, sponging relatives, amateur sleuths, eavesdroppers, professional liars, assassins, and failed bodyguards populate the short stories in When I Was Mortal. Plots turn on curious exigencies--a woman about to star in her first porn film; a night doctor who adds new meaning to -specialist-; a ghost whose neglect is greatly resented.
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Praise For When I Was Mortal…
"A great writer." --Salman Rushdie
"A refreshing discovery... [they] should be welcomed here like a bracing tonic." --Chicago Tribune
"Dazzling.... Javier Marías writes with elegance, with wit and with masterful suspense." --The Times Literary Supplement
“His prose demonstrates an unusual blend of sophistication and accessibility.” —The New Yorker