Your Face Tomorrow #2 Dance and Dream

Category: Book
Translated By: Costa, Margaret
By (author): Marias, Javier
Series: New Directions Paperbook
Subject:  FICTION / General
  FICTION / In Translation / Latin American
  FICTION / Literary
Publisher: WW Norton
Published: April 2008
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.00in x 5.20in x 1.05in
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From The Publisher*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.
Review Quote*Your Face Tomorrow is already being compared to Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu, and rightly so. - The Observer

The overall effect recalls the cerebral play of Borges, the dark humor of Pynchon, and meditative lyricism of Proust. - Review of Contemporary Fiction

By one of the most original writers at work today, Your Face Tomorrow [is] as accomplished and sui generis as all his mature work [and the] most affecting narrative feat in MarĂ­as's work to date. - The New York Times Book Review

This brilliant trilogy must be one of the greatest novels of our age. - Antony Beevor (The Sunday Telegraph [London])

I would like to forget this novel but it is hard to get it out of one's mind. We wait uneasily for Volume Three. - Margaret Drabble (Times Literary Supplement)
Biographical NoteMargaret Jull Costa is an award-winning translator of Portuguese and Spanish literature. She lives in the United Kingdom.