Heart So White

£9.99

If Ranz has told no lies to his son Juan, that is because Juan has asked no questions. But when Juan marries, and his wife and father have things to tell each other, drama follows. And everything we learn about Ranz’s troubled past seems set to repeat itself in a cycle of intrigue and violence.

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A Heart so White is the breathtaking international bestseller and IMPAC Award-winning masterpiece by Javier Marìas, whose highly-anticipated new novel The Infatuations is published in 2013. This Penguin Modern Classics edition features a new Introduction by Jonathan Coe.

A Heart so White begins as, In the middle of a family lunch Teresa, just married, goes to the bathroom, unbuttons her blouse and shoots herself in the heart. What made her kill herself immediately after her honeymoon? Years later, this mystery fascinates the young newlywed Juan, whose father was married to Teresa before he married Juan’s mother. As Juan edges closer to the truth, he begins to question his own relationships, and whether he really wants to know what happened. Haunting and unsettling, A Heart So White is a breathtaking portrayal of two generations, two marriages, the relentless power of the past and the terrible price of knowledge.

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Weight 0.224 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.7 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

278

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

863.64 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K