Haunting and unsettling,A Heart So Whiteis a breathtaking
portrayal of two generations, two marriages, the relentless power
of the past and the terrible price of knowledge.
Javier Marias was born in Madrid in 1951. He is the author of sixteen works in Spanish, which have been translated into forty-two languages including English. His translated English works are All Souls, A Heart So White, Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me, When I Was Mortal, Dark Back of Time, The Man of Feeling, Voyage Along the Horizon, Written Lives, the Your Face Tomorrow trilogy (Fever and Spear, Dance and Dream, and Poison, Shadow and Farewell), Bad Nature, While the Women Are Sleeping and The Infatuations. Javier Marias has received numerous literary prizes including the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Prix Formentor, and he is the King of Redonda. He lives and works as a translator and columnist in Madrid, and his forthcoming novel Thus Bad Begins will be published by Hamish Hamilton in March 2016.
The most subtle and gifted writer in contemporary Spanish
literature * Boston Globe *
I was enthralled * Marina Warner, Guardian *
Marias' challenging and seductive technique reaches its pinnacle in A Heart So White * The New York Times *
The work of a supreme stylist ... It is brilliantly done * James Woodall, The Times *
As unique as it is brilliant... an entertaining and intelligent novel * Washington Post *