Your Face Tomorrow: Dance and dream

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New Directions Publishing, 2006 - Fiction - 341 pages
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Your Face Tomorrow, Javier Marias's dazzling unfolding magnum opus, is a novel in three parts, which began with Volume One: Fever and Spear. Described as a "brilliant dark novel" (Scotland on Sunday), the book now takes a wild swerve in its new volume. Skillfully constructed around a central perplexing and mesmerizing scene in a nightclub, Volume Two: Dance and Dream again features Jacques Deza. In Volume One he was hired by MI6 as a person of extraordinarily sophisticated powers of perception. In Volume Two Deza discovers the dark side of his new employer when Tupra, his spy-master boss, brings out a sword and uses it in a way that appalls Deza: You can't just go around hurting and killing people like that. Why not? asks Tupra.

Searching meditations on favors and jealousy, knowledge and the deep human desire not to know, violence and death play against memories of the Spanish Civil War as Deza's world becomes increasingly murky.
 

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Translator, novelist, and recently elected member of the Royal Spanish Academy, Mar�as continues where he left off in the first volume of hisYour Face Tomorrow trilogy (Fever and Spear ... 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 an award-winning translator of Portuguese and Spanish literature. She lives in the United Kingdom.

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