Your Face Tomorrow v. 1: Fever and Spear – Javier Marias
The first in a powerful magnum opus in three parts Your Face Tomorrow v. 1: Fever and Spear, from Spanish Novelist Javier Marias is all about the people he knows so well, those who renounce their own voices.
Part spy novel, part romance, part Henry James, Your Face Tomorrow v. 1: Fever and Spear is a wholly remarkable display of the immense gifts of Javier Marias. Volume One returns us to the rarified world of Oxford (the delightful setting of All Souls and Dark Back of Time), while introducing us to territory entirely new — espionage. Our hero, Jaime Deza, separated from his wife in Madrid, is a bit adrift in London until his old friend Sir Peter Wheeler — retired Oxford don and semi-retired master spy — recruits him for a new career in British Intelligence.
Deza possesses a rare gift for seeing behind the masks people wear. He is soon observing interviews conducted by Her Majesty’s secret service: variously shady international businessmen one day, would-be coup leaders the next. Seductively, this metaphysical thriller explores past, present, and future in the ever-more-perilous 21st century.
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