Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday - Infatuations; Javier Marias

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pick:

Infatuations; Javier Marias
August 13, 2013 (Knopf) 

The award-winning, internationally best-selling Spanish writer joins the Knopf list with 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, meditations, and infatuations.

At the Madrid café where she stops for breakfast each day before work, María 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 brutally murdered. María approaches the widow to offer her condolences, and at the couple's home she meets--and falls in love with--a man who sheds disturbing new light on the crime. As María recounts this story, we are given a murder mystery brilliantly reimagined as metaphysical enquiry, a novel that grapples with questions of love and death, chance and coincidence, and above all, with the slippery essence of the truth and how it is told.

Does this one sound like one you might enjoy?


  1. I was thinking "wow" and then I saw your label - LOLOL

  2. A murder mystery set in Spain sounds like my kind of book. Good to find out about it.

  3. Wow, this one sounds so fascinating! And "wow: is definitely the right label.

    Here's MY WOW POST

  4. On the list this one goes! Great pick...

  5. This one sounds fabulous...great storyline and the chance for armchair travel. Enjoy!

  6. This sounds like my kind of book Diane, I'm putting it on my list. Thank you!

  7. This sounds like a mystery worth waiting for!

  8. Liking the sound of this one. You always spotlight interesting books!


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