Your Face Tomorrow

Part spy novel, part Henry James, "Fever and Spear" opens the unfolding seductive metaphysical thriller "Your Face Tomorrow" by Javier Marias, "Spain's most erudite literary export" ("The Independent" [London]). Acclaiming in "The New Yorker" "the clandestine greatness of Javier Marias," Wyatt Mason called "Your Face Tomorrow: Volume One, Fever and Spear," "Marias's most extravagant showcase for 'literary thinking' so far. It also serves as a compelling introduction to his writing." "Fever and Spear," the first volume of Marias's ongoing novel Your Face Tomorrow, launches the reader at once on a literary adventure and into the peculiar world of British intelligence. Our Spanish hero Jaime Deza possesses very sophisticated powers of perception. He has the rare gift for seeing behind the masks people wear. Lured into observing interviews conducted by Her Majesty's Secret Service, he studies variously shady international business people one day and would-be coup leaders the next. But Deza is stepping into shady areas of his own....This strange and original intellectual thriller has been acclaimed "exquisite" ("Publishers Weekly"), "gorgeous" ("Kirkus"), and "outstanding" ("Independent" [London]).
Author: Javier Marías
New Directions Publishing, 25 Jan 2022 - 400 pages
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