Viatge d'hivern
Rights sold:
  • French Actes Sud
  • Italian La Nuova Frontiera
  • Polish Wydawnictwo Marginesy
  • Spanish Destino
  • Previously published in: English Swan Isle Press

Viatge d'hivern / Winter Journey

Short stories and novellas , 2000

Proa

With this highly original collection of short stories, Catalonian writer Jaume Cabré takes his place among the masters of the form. In Winter Journey, the reader encounters disparate and often desperate characters —pianist, cuckold, whore, organ builder, rabbi, priest, scholar, thief, hitman, madman, Holocaust survivor, oligarch, failed artist— who challenge notions about will, morality, and “the riddle of existence.” This is not a selection of individual stories, but a singularly brilliant and enigmatic narrative, novelistic in its approach, with mysterious connections linking characters, objects, and ideas across time and place. The text takes the form of a Schubertian musical progression in prose, a philosophical mystery moving freely through a labyrinth of centuries and cities, historical and contemporary. 

Richly allusive with its themes and motifs of music and art, Winter Journey will continue to provoke questions long after the reader has closed the book.

'Le faufil musical de Jaume Cabré', En attendant Nadeau, 28/03/2017