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Thus Bad Begins
By Robert Fass (narrator), Javier Marias and Margaret Jull Costa (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Highbridge Co
Publication date November 1, 2016
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781681682808
ISBN-10 168168280X
Original list price $39.99
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Madrid, 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 now 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? Marías 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.

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CD/Spoken Word
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With Margaret Jull Costa (other contributor), Robert Fass (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Highbridge Co (November 1, 2016)
9781681682808 | details & prices | List price $39.99
About: Madrid, 1980.

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