It is a rare gift, to be offered a writer who lives in our own time but speaks with the intensity of the past, who comes with the extra richness lent by a foreign history and nonetheless knows our own culture inside out. Yet, strangely, Javier Marías––who is famous in Spain and garlanded with prizes from the rest of Europe––remains almost unknown in America. What are we waiting for?
—Wendy Lesser, New York Times Book Review

“No one ever expects,” begins Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me, that they might some day find themselves with a dead woman in their arms…

Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me

Fiction by Javier Marías

Marta has just met Victor when she invites him to dinner at her Madrid apartment while her husband is away on business. When her two-year-old son finally falls asleep, Marta and Victor move to the bedroom. Undressing, she feels suddenly ill; and in his arms, inexplicably, she dies. What should Victor do? Remove the compromising tape from the phone machine? Leave food for the child, for breakfast? How soon will someone discover her death? Unable to bear not knowing, Victor steps into the shadows cast by secrets, death, and the workings of time. And Javier Marías, master of secrets, explores what lies reveal and the truth may conceal in this “seductive story, a metaphysical thriller, tracking endless lines of infidelities across Europe” (The Observer).

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Paperback (published October 1, 2001)

ISBN
9780811214827
Price US
15.95
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
320

Javier Marías

Contemporary Spanish novelist

It is a rare gift, to be offered a writer who lives in our own time but speaks with the intensity of the past, who comes with the extra richness lent by a foreign history and nonetheless knows our own culture inside out. Yet, strangely, Javier Marías––who is famous in Spain and garlanded with prizes from the rest of Europe––remains almost unknown in America. What are we waiting for?
—Wendy Lesser, New York Times Book Review