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The Infatuations From the award winning Spanish writer Javier Mar as comes an extraordinary new book that has been a literary sensation around the world an immersive, provocative novel propelled by a seemingly random murder that we come to understand or do we through one woman s ever unfurling imagination and infatuations At the Madrid caf where she stops for breakfast each day before work, Mar a Dolz finds herself drawn to a couple who is also there every morning Though she can hardly explain it, observing what she imagines to be their unblemished life lifts her out of the doldrums of her own existence But what begins as mere observation turns into an increasingly complicated entanglement when the man is fatally stabbed in the street Mar a approaches the widow to offer her condolences, and at the couple s home she meets and falls in love with another man who sheds disturbing new light on the crime As Mar a recounts this story, we are given a murder mystery brilliantly reimagined as metaphysical enquiry, a novel that grapples with questions of love and death, guilt and obsession, chance and coincidence, how we are haunted by our losses, and above all, the slippery essence of the truth and how it is toldThis ebook edition includes a reading group guide ➷ [Reading] ➹ Gender in Psychoanalytic Space By Muriel Dimen ➬ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk provocative novel propelled by a seemingly random murder that we come to understand or do we through one woman s ever unfurling imagination and infatuations At the Madrid caf where she stops for breakfast each day before work ❴KINDLE❵ ❆ Insight and Interpretation Author Roy Schafer – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Mar a Dolz finds herself drawn to a couple who is also there every morning Though she can hardly explain it ❮Reading❯ ➳ Good People in an Evil Time ➬ Author Svetlana Broz – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk observing what she imagines to be their unblemished life lifts her out of the doldrums of her own existence But what begins as mere observation turns into an increasingly complicated entanglement when the man is fatally stabbed in the street Mar a approaches the widow to offer her condolences [EPUB] ✵ On a Day Like This By Peter Stamm – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and at the couple s home she meets and falls in love with another man who sheds disturbing new light on the crime As Mar a recounts this story ➫ [Ebook] ➦ Heart to Start By Derek Handley ➶ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk we are given a murder mystery brilliantly reimagined as metaphysical enquiry [BOOKS] ⚣ Light without Fire By Scott Korb – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk a novel that grapples with questions of love and death [Ebook] ➠ Secrecy By Rupert Thomson – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk guilt and obsession [KINDLE] ❅ The Silence and the Roar By Nihad Sirees – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk chance and coincidence [PDF / Epub] ★ Hard Country ✈ Robin Robilliard – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk how we are haunted by our losses ➛ [KINDLE] ❅ The Whale Rider By Witi Ihimaera ➥ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and above all ❴PDF / Epub❵ ★ The Impossible David Lynch Author Todd McGowan – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk the slippery essence of the truth and how it is toldThis ebook edition includes a reading group guide



10 thoughts on “The Infatuations

  1. says:

    A young woman 30 ish works in a publishing house in Madrid She has coffee every morning and for several years overhears conversations of a couple with their two young children who frequent the same caf They never interact but she thinks of them as the perfect couple She doesn t know it yet but they notice her too and call her the prudent young woman One day she sees in the newspaper that the marr


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    I was moving this week, so I m farther away from this than I wanted to be when I wrote this, but I can assure you that the strongest of my impressions have lasted enough to give you the gist of why I was so disappointed in this.My major issue is, overall, that this is the sort of book that gives literary fiction a bad name This is exactly the sort of thing that is the basis for pretension puncturing


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    A murderer, nothing . Truth is not always an easy thing to come by Any event that occurs reaches our ears and eyes from a vast assortment of new media, eyewitnesses, and other second hand accounts, each with their own unique perspectives and agendas that all encode the same message into infinitely variable packages of information We all become amateur detectives, sifting through the various accounts to


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    The Infatuations , written by Spanish writer, Javier Marias, begins with a murder It s brilliantly and seductively written with mesmerizing passages on every page There was even a very powerful passage about a mother who clearly loves her children but just can t cope with them at the moment wishes she didn t have to as they weighed too much on her Her husband was dead with two small children this passage wen


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    With a delicately eerie depth of intelligence and using a hypnotic style Javier Mar as weaves a skillful and deceiving story set in the heart of modern Madrid involving a murder, the reasons for, and the aftermath But for anyone hoping for a thrilling crime mystery you will end up disappointed, and I feel some negative reviews are not wholly the fault of the book itself, but rather people are to believe it s som


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    You could say that I wished them all the best in the world, as if they were characters in a novel or a film for whom one is rooting right from the start, knowing that something bad is going to happen to them, that at some point, things will go horribly wrong, otherwise there would be no novel or film They were the brief, modest spectacle that lifted my mood before I went to work at the publishing house to wrestle wi


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    They sat here before The Chambers Awash in the overheated humidity, pomade, the dense artificial freshening scent Moments before, an objection had been raised out there.So, Sam, whatwhat can you give me Gruesome over here objected to my objection.You know he s right Ned You can t object to an objection If I were to allow that then one of you would object to that and the objections would go on until we could nosee them I


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    It s quite shameful the way reality imposes no limits on itself. The questions about life and death are quite contrasting While we hardly ask about how someone is born, the news of someone s death is almost always followed by the question of How Apart from satiating our curiosity and mellow down the shock of the news, there is a sense of relief we try to find in the answers And to be honest, such news is not always unpleasa


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    God, I love reading A good novel one of the greatest pleasures that we get in this life, and fuck you everyone who helped me forget that, and God bless you Javier Mar as for making me remember.Okay, so I just invoked the Lord s name twice in one small paragraph, which must mean I m a bit worked up I don t know if I can convey how much I enjoyed this book, but beyond that, what a profound relief it was for me to enjoy it so much


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    I had such high hopes for this The reviews have been glowing Everyone seemed to be talking about it And I ve been trying to readtranslations At first the premise and subject matter seemed promising and the first few extended conversations were quite interesting.But then Blah blah blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah The talking and talking and talking and then thinking internal talking andtalking andtalking Please I m drowning i


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About the Author: Javier Marías

Javier Mar as is a Spanish novelist, translator, and columnist His work has been translated into 42 languages Born in Madrid, his father was the philosopher Juli n Mar as, who was briefly imprisoned and then banned from teaching for opposing Franco Parts of his childhood were spent in the United States, where his father taught at various institutions, including Yale University and Wellesley College His mother died when Javier was 26 years old He was educated at the Colegio Estudio in Madrid.Mar as began writing in earnest at an early age The Life and Death of Marcelino Iturriaga , one of the short stories in While the Women are Sleeping 2010 , was written when he was just 14 He wrote his first novel, Los dominios del lobo The Dominions of the Wolf , at age 17, after running away to Paris Mar as operates a small publishing house under the name of Reino de Redonda He also writes a weekly column in El Pa s An English version of his column La Zona Fantasma is published in the monthly magazine The Believer.In 1997 Mar as won the Nelly Sachs Prize