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The Resource Berta Isla, Javier Marías

Berta Isla, Javier Marías

Label
Berta Isla
Title
Berta Isla
Statement of responsibility
Javier Marías
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
spa
Summary
Publisher Annotation: The new novel by Javier Marías.A typical day, ?a stupid day, ? will determine the rest of their existence. The engrossing, thrilling story of waiting. ?For a while, she wasn?t sure if her husband was her husband. Sometimes she thought so, sometimes she thought not, and sometimes she decided not to believe anything and to keep living her life with him, or with that man who seemed like him, but older. But she had also become older because of him, in his absence; she had been very young when they got married.? Berta Isla and Tomás Nevinson met each other in Madrid at a very early age, and quickly decided to spend their lives together, never suspecting that an intermittent coexistence?and later, a disappearance?awaited them. Tomás, half Spanish and half English, is exceptionally gifted at languages and accents, which attracts the eye of the Crown during his studies at Oxford. One typical day, ?a stupid day, ? which could have been spared, will determine the rest of his existence, as well as that of his wife. Berta Island is the engrossing, thrilling story of a wait and an evolution: that of its protagonist. And also of the fragility and tenacity of a loving relationship condemned to secrets and concealment, to pretenses and speculation, and finally, to resentment mixed with loyalty. Or, as a Dickens quote toward the end of the book states, it is the proof that ?every beating heart [...] is, in some of its imaginings, a secret to the heart nearest it.? And it is also the story of those who want to stop misfortune and intervene in the universe, only to end up finding themselves banished from it. Spain, 552pp
Member of
Cataloging source
C3L
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Marías, Javier
Dewey number
863/.64
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ6663.A7218
LC item number
B47 2017
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Narrativa hispánica
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spanish literature
  • Spanish fiction
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Relaciones hombre-mujer
  • Literatura española
  • Spanish language materials
Label
Berta Isla, Javier Marías
Instantiates
Publication
Note
A novel
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2017494071
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Primera edición.
Extent
544 pages
Isbn
9788420427362
Lccn
2017494071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9788420427362
  • (OCoLC)990578524
Label
Berta Isla, Javier Marías
Publication
Note
A novel
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2017494071
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Primera edición.
Extent
544 pages
Isbn
9788420427362
Lccn
2017494071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9788420427362
  • (OCoLC)990578524

Library Locations

    • Lewisville Public LibraryBorrow it
      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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