The Infatuations

The Infatuations

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A New York Times Book Review Notable Book, NPR Great Reads, and Onion A.V. Club Best Book of 2013

Each day before work María Dolz stops at the same café. There she finds herself drawn to a couple who is also there every morning. Observing their seemingly perfect life helps her escape the listlessness of her own. But when the man is brutally murdered and María approaches the widow to offer her condolences, what began as mere observation turns into an increasingly… (more)

Editorial reviews (2 reviews)


If conventional mysteries normally conclude with retribution and atonement, Marías' storytelling in "The Infatuations" remains a far more ambivalent space, a narrative realm where a story of murder is not necessarily a tale of crime and punishment.

In addition to being psychologically penetrating, The Infatuations is a wonderful mystery, in which catastrophes are contingent and everything is mutable and, therefore, unpredictable.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Vintage (August 13, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 352 pages

File size: 2.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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