Thus Bad Begins (Compact Disc)

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By Javier Marias, Robert Fass (Narrated by), Margaret Jull Costa (Translator)
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No one understands -- nor is fascinated by -- the human condition like Javier Marias. A bright, expansive novel about truth, guilt, justice and the secrets which choose to keep -- and the ones we don't. A massive novel of truths that skirts the line between literary and entertaining, intimate and universal.

— Justin


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? Mar as 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.

About the Author

Javier Marias was born in Madrid in 1951. The recipient of numerous prizes, including the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Prix Femina Etranger, he has written fourteen novels, three story collections, and twenty works of collected articles and essays."
Product Details
ISBN: 9781681682808
ISBN-10: 168168280X
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Publication Date: November 1st, 2016
Language: English