A Heart So White (2021)

A Heart So White 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 Ranz s troubled p
  • Title: A Heart So White
  • Author: Javier Marias
  • ISBN: 186046002
  • Page: 326
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  • A Heart So White
    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 Ranz s troubled past seems set to repeat itself in a cycle of intrigue and violence.

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    1. The plot is sparse and it is not a feverish page turner Yet it is a marvelous read written by a maestro With great skill the author encircles and swoops It is a clever writing style Paragraphs that come later remind you of earlier paragraphs and the effect is to heighten the story telling It illustrates the power of words to create ideas which can then create the deed itself either spoken or those thoughts that are never voiced The narrator s anxieties, fears and loves are laid bare in a vulnera [...]

    2. We listen to Juan, a translator by trade, tell the story of watching a women wait for her lover He is on his honeymoon in Cuba and the story doubles back to his father s honeymoon with his second wife Juan begins to wonder what happened to cause this women, his aunt, to kill herself shortly after the honeymoon was over The narrator tells a gripping story that mixes the present with the past and leaves the reader thrilled with the result I loved this book.

    3. I was impressed with the translation into English, the Proustian attention to detail and the stunning portrait of a father similarities with Proust s portrait of Swann.

    4. A few days after returning from her honeymoon, Teresa leaves the room in the middle of dinner, goes to the bathroom and shoots herself in the heart Years later, in the present, as our narrator Juan is getting used to the changes brought about his own marriage, he becomes fascinated by the mystery of why Teresa killed herself He has a personal connection his father Ranz was married to Teresa at the time and later married her sister Juana, Juan s mother So Teresa would have been Juan s aunt though [...]

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