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A heart so white

Author: Javier Marías; Margaret Jull Costa
Publisher: London : Harvill, 1995.
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A man marries a woman and after the honeymoon she commits suicide. Subsequently, he marries her sister and has a son. The novel, which won the Spanish Critics' Award, recounts the son's efforts to discover the truth of that mysterious tragedy. By the author of All Souls.
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Marías, Javier.
Heart so white.
London : Harvill, 1995
(OCoLC)605364838
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Javier Marías; Margaret Jull Costa
ISBN: 1860460038 9781860460036 186046002X 9781860460029
OCLC Number: 33970177
Notes: Translation of: Corazón tan blanco.
Awards: Winner of IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 1997.
Winner of International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 1997.
Description: 278 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Corazón tan blanco.
Responsibility: Javier Marías ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa.

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If Ranz has told no lies to his son Juan, that is because Juan has asked no questions. But when Juan marries, and his wife and father have things to tell each other, drama follows. And Ranz's  Read more...

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Meditations on the inability to know or communicate, ELC review

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2014-04-02) Excellent Permalink

  I enjoyed this book and think it is well-written. It is, however, in the school of post-modernism, a school in which stable truths are questioned, so a reader who insists on a direct plot and clear character development might be frustrated. I feel that Marias selected a story where the constant...
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