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Thus bad begins

Author: Javier Marías
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Romance fiction
Fiction
Love stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Marías, Javier.
Thus bad begins.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016
(DLC) 2016005878
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Javier Marías
ISBN: 9781101946084 1101946083 9781101911914 1101911913
OCLC Number: 937059454
Description: 443 pages ; 25 cm
Other Titles: Así empieza lo malo.
Responsibility: Javier Marías.

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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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