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- DescriptionMadrid, 1980. Juan de Vere, nearly finished with his university degree, takes a job as personal assistant to Eduardo Muriel, an eccentric, once-successful film director. Urbane, discreet, irreproachable, Muriel is an irresistible idol to the young man. But Muriel's voluptuous wife, Beatriz, inhabits their home like an unwanted ghost; and on the periphery of their lives is Dr. Jorge Van Vechten, a family friend implicated in unsavory rumors that Muriel w asks Juan to investigate. As Juan draws closer to the truth, he uncovers only more questions. What is at the root of Muriel's hostility toward his wife? How did Beatriz meet Van Vechten? What happened during the war? Marias leads us deep into the intrigues of these characters, through a daring exploration of rancor, suspicion, loyalty, trust, and the infinitely permeable boundaries between the deceptions perpetrated on us by others and those we inflict upon ourselves.
- Author BiographyJavier Marias was born in Madrid in 1951. The recipient of numerous prizes, including the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Prix Femina Etranger, he has written fourteen novels, three story collections, and twenty works of collected articles and essays.
- PublisherHighBridge Audio
- Date of Publication01/11/2016
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintHighBridge Audio
- Weight272 g
- Width163 mm
- Height137 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Translated byMargaret Jull Costa
- Narrator(s)Robert Fass
- Format DetailsCD standard audio format
- Running Time900
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