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The Resource Thus bad begins : a novel, Javier Marías ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa

Thus bad begins : a novel, Javier Marías ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa

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Thus bad begins : a novel
Title
Thus bad begins
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Javier Marías ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
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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Marías, Javier
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
Literary form
fiction
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Costa, Margaret Jull
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  • Married people
  • Man-woman relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
Thus bad begins : a novel, Javier Marías ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa
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Publication
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
443 pages
Isbn
9781101946084
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015049902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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*
Label
Thus bad begins : a novel, Javier Marías ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
443 pages
Isbn
9781101946084
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015049902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Ownership
*
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