Your Face Tomorrow: Dance and dream

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New Directions Publishing, 2005 - Fiction - 341 pages
3 Reviews
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 Wheelera,̂ 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, and volume three, Poison, Shadow and Farewell.
 

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User Review  - William345 - LibraryThing

Javier María’s Your Face Tomorrow, Volume 2 is good but it doesn’t match the brilliance of Volume 1. Volume 1 might be a masterpiece. Our narrator Jaime Dezas, a Spanish expat who lives in London ... Read full review

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User Review  - stillatim - LibraryThing

Writing a review for this book is pretty silly; it really is the middle of a novel. You get the thrill neither of a beginning, nor of an ending; there's no cliffhanger as there was at the end of Fever ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
7
Section 3
19
Section 4
22
Section 5
44
Section 6
61
Section 7
76
Section 8
91
Section 15
171
Section 16
185
Section 17
205
Section 18
211
Section 19
223
Section 20
237
Section 21
251
Section 22
265

Section 9
97
Section 10
109
Section 11
121
Section 12
132
Section 13
143
Section 14
156
Section 23
279
Section 24
292
Section 25
307
Section 26
320
Section 27
334
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Margaret Jull Costa is the award-winning translator of works by E a de Quieros, Javier Mar as, and Jos Saramago.

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