The Infatuations

The Infatuations

eBook - 2013
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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 complicated entanglement. Invited into the widow's home, she meets--and falls in love with--a man who sheds disturbing new light on the crime. As María recounts this story, we are given a murder mystery brilliantly encased in a metaphysical enquiry, a novel that grapples with questions of love and death, chance and coincidence, and above all, with the slippery essence of the truth and how it is told.

This ebook edition includes a reading group guide.nbsp;

Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2013
ISBN: 9780307960733
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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athompson10 Jul 13, 2016

Rambling writing. Interesting premise but a slog to get through.

Jul 04, 2015

It takes some reading to decide what this book is about. The narrator is a woman who observes a couple every morning at coffee. When they fail to appear, she learns that the male has been brutally stabbed by a homeless man. The narrator speculates on life, death, and legacy as she finds herself drawn in to the murdered man's circle of acquaintances.
Marias is a thinker/philosopher and writes beautifully.

Feb 24, 2015

ACF Bookclub--Feb

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