Your Face Tomorrow, Volume 3

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New Directions Publishing, 2009 - Fiction - 546 pages
88 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 Wheelerâ, 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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Wow. Great story (read the blurb), exceptional writing. - Goodreads
... his prose and thoughts are just too unfocused. - Goodreads
The writing is dense but not difficult to read. - Goodreads
Handily enough, it's also educational, for - Goodreads
I love Marías' writing, it is so beautiful and elegant. - Goodreads
The writing is beautiful, dense and clever. - Goodreads

Review: Fever and Spear (Tu rostro mañana #1)

User Review  - Emma Bailey - Goodreads

There's only so much time I can dedicate to a book. Granted, this is beautifully written but a month in and I still have 100 pages to read. This is way too boring for me. Time to call quits. Read full review

Review: Dance and Dream (Tu rostro mañana #2)

User Review  - Albertine67 - Goodreads

I thought this a great book, particularly the opening and second half, but I found it more difficult to get into than his other books, and I didn't love it as I did vol 1. But I am eagerly looking forward to Vol 3 - and then probably reading it all again to really get to grips with it! Read full review

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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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