Bad Light by Carlos Castán

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Much of the action of the novel is internal and psychological and plays out against the intellectual background of writers like Marguerite Duras, whose book The War is freely alluded to and provides a pattern for the triangle of narrator, the deceased Jacobo, and Nadia. A meditative and philosophical “thriller.”
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"A heir to Javier Marías . . . An outstanding stylistic narrative. A joyful discovery." —J. M. Pozuelo Yvancos, ABC Cultural

After both their marriages collapse, two old friends take to sharing their life again as they used to. They go out for drinks, have long conversations and, all in all, try to hide way from the world. One day, one of them is stabbed to death in his apartment. His friend will then seek out the truth.

Carlos Castán is considered one of the best short-story writers in Spain. Bad Light is his first novel. He lives in Zaragoza, Spain.

 

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Published June 20, 2016 by Hispabooks. 200 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on May 03 2016

Much of the action of the novel is internal and psychological and plays out against the intellectual background of writers like Marguerite Duras, whose book The War is freely alluded to and provides a pattern for the triangle of narrator, the deceased Jacobo, and Nadia. A meditative and philosophical “thriller.”

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