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On Sale: April 23, 2013
Pages: 176 | ISBN: 978-0-307-95109-0
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A dozen stories by Javier Marías, "the most subtle and gifted writer in contemporary Spanish literature" (The Boston Globe).

Victims of mistaken identity, sponging relatives, amateur sleuths, eavesdroppers, professional liars, assassins, and failed bodyguards populate the short stories in When I Was Mortal. Plots turn on curious exigencies--a woman about to star in her first porn film; a night doctor who adds new meaning to "specialist"; a ghost whose neglect is greatly resented.
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Javier Marías was born in Madrid in 1951. The recipient of numerous prizes, including the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Prix Femina Étranger, he has written thirteen novels, three story collections, and nineteen works of collected articles and essays. His books have been translated into forty-three languages, in fifty-two countries, and have sold more than seven million copies throughout the world.

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"A great writer." --Salman Rushdie

"A refreshing discovery... [they] should be welcomed here like a bracing tonic." --Chicago Tribune

"Dazzling.... Javier Marías writes with elegance, with wit and with masterful suspense." --The Times Literary Supplement

“His prose demonstrates an unusual blend of sophistication and accessibility.” —The New Yorker

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