Thus Bad Begins by Javier Marías audiobook

Thus Bad Begins: A Novel

By Javier Marías
Read by Robert Fass

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665148337

  • ISBN: 9781665148313

  • ISBN: 9781665148320

Runtime: 16.65 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

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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Author Bio: Javier Marías

Author Bio: Javier Marías

Javier Marías is an award-winning Spanish novelist. He is also a translator and columnist, as well as the current king of Redonda. He was born in Madrid in 1951 and published his first novel at the age of nineteen. He has held academic posts in Spain, the US, and Britain. His work has been translated into thirty-four languages, and more than six million copies of his books have been sold worldwide. Among his awards are the Nelly Sachs Award, the Comunidad de Madrid Award, the Grinzane Cavour Award, the Alberto Moravia Prize, and the Dublin IMPAC Award. He currently lives in Madrid.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 16.65
Audience: Adult
Language: English