Your Face Tomorrow: Fever and Spear, Volume 1
Part spy novel, part romance, part Henry James, Your Face Tomorrow is a wholly remarkable display of the immense gifts of Javier Marias. With Fever and Spear, Volume One of his unfolding novel Your Face Tomorrow, he returns us to the rarified world of Oxford (the delightful setting of All Souls and Dark Back of Time), while introducing us to territory entirely new--espionage.
Our hero, Jaime Deza, separated from his wife in Madrid, is a bit adrift in London until his old friend Sir Peter Wheeler—retired Oxford don and semi-retired master spy—recruits him for a new career in British Intelligence. Deza possesses a rare gift for seeing behind the masks people wear. He is soon observing interviews conducted by Her Majesty's secret service: variously shady international businessmen one day, would-be coup leaders the next. Seductively, this metaphysical thriller explores past, present, and future in the ever-more-perilous 21st century. This compelling and enigmatic tour de force from one of Europe's greatest writers continues with Volume Two, Dance and Dream.
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Review: Your Face Tomorrow, Vol. 3: Poison, Shadow, and Farewell (Your Face Tomorrow #3)User Review - Steven - Goodreads
A masterpiece (the whole trilogy)...need to formulate my thoughts.. fuck! What an amazing work. Read full review
Review: Your Face Tomorrow, Vol. 1: Fever and Spear (Your Face Tomorrow #1)User Review - Steven - Goodreads
Marias is in - in my opinion- the running for top living novelist in the world (McCarthy, Pynchon, Krasznahorkai, Coetzee come immediately to mind) and this might be his masterpiece. A spy story told ... Read full review