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The Resource Thus bad begins, Javier Marías ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa

Thus bad begins, Javier Marías ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa

Label
Thus bad begins
Title
Thus bad begins
Statement of responsibility
Javier Marías ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
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
Member of
Summary
Taking a job under an eccentric film director while completing his university degree in 1980 Madrid, Juan de Vere is asked to investigate unsavory rumors surrounding a family friend and uncovers complications in his employer's marriage and wartime activities
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10528905
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marías, Javier
Dewey number
863/.64
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ6663.A7218
LC item number
A8513 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Costa, Margaret Jull
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Married people
  • Man-woman relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
Thus bad begins, Javier Marías ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
443 pages
Isbn
9781101946084
Lccn
2015049902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 937059454
  • (OCoLC)937059454
Label
Thus bad begins, Javier Marías ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
443 pages
Isbn
9781101946084
Lccn
2015049902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 937059454
  • (OCoLC)937059454

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