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Novel, SEIX BARRAL (April 2018)

Built around suicide, which Camus considered the only truly serious philosophical problem, Clara Usón has written a novel based on her own history, full of humour, philosophy, and devastating revelations.

Clara Usón explores Sandra Mozarowski’s turbulent career as an actress in Spanish nude films in the 70s, and draws parallels with her own life. The actress died at the age of 18...

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Short stories, PÁGINAS DE ESPUMA (March 2018)

Rodrigo Blanco’s literature is the response to a cataclysm.

After his foray into the novel with the extraordinary book The NightRodrigo Blanco is back with seven fascinating short stories. This tableau of wonders is inhabited by strange, appealing characters: a taxidermist painter, a blind man lost in the world of Petrarch, a female motorcyclist who rides naked...

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Non-fiction, ALFAGUARA (March 2018)

The intellectual autobiography of Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa.

“From its origins, the liberal doctrine has represented the most advanced forms of democratic culture, and what has most defended us from the inextinguishable ‘call of the tribe’. This book hopes to make a modest contribution to that indispensable task.”

The difference between La llamada de la tribu and other...

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A historical novel about 15th-century Barcelona and the advent of the printing press

In the times when Europe marvelled at the printing press invented by Gutenberg, Catalonia was witnessing a previously unimaginable revolution: peasants were rebelling against the abuses of their feudal lords while the king undermined the Catalan institutions.

Through the adventures of two young men in love with the same woman and...

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Novel, ALREVÉS (February 2018)

A polar novel reminiscent of Jean-Pierre Melville’s films, set in present-day Barcelona.

Martín is a young misfit who falls madly in love with a writer who scorns him. Lena, the love of his life, his authentic obsession, is a femme fatale who only shows interest in people whose lives might provide material for her writing. Unable to accept this rejection, Martín seizes the opportunity...

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Novel, ALFAGUARA (March 2018)

A return to the crime genre by Carme Riera, winner of Spain’s National Literature Prize and member of the Royal Spanish Academy

Private detective Helena Martínez is charged with investigating the disappearance of Catalan businessman Robert Solivellas. The year is 2004, and easy money and corruption are all the rage in Spain. But under this dark sea runs an even more sinister river: the...

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Young Adult, MONTENA (March 2018)

"I feel like I don’t fit in anywhere. My family is wonderful and I love them very much, but sometimes I feel like they don’t know who I am."

At 17, Cali belongs to a very unconventional family. Her parents record their everyday domestic life in videos they post on the Internet. Her siblings have their own channels with millions of followers, and her boyfriend is the country’s most...

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Novel, GALAXIA GUTENBERG (January 2018)

“We’re all monsters, but we know how to renounce desire.”

The story in this novel finds its seeds in the classic 1950s B movie, “Creature from the Black Lagoon,” which also inspired Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water.”

1960s. A young Spanish woman flees a tempestuous relationship she can’t quite end. She’s lured to an island south of Madagascar by a high-paying job: to...

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Novel, ESPASA (January 2018)

With the mix of the everyday with the surreal that made him one of Spain’s top contemporary humourists, Guillermo Fesser has made this novel a version 2.0 of La tesis de Nancy, the B-side of his bestseller, One Hundred Miles from Manhattan. His protagonist, Ingelmo, is an author in crisis, unable to face the challenge of writing his second novel after the moderate success of the first....

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Novel, ANGLE EDITORIAL ( January 2018)

The protagonist, an abrasive, misanthropic individual, arrives at the conclusion that he must kill his idiot neighbour, Martín Pelegós. They haven’t known each other very long because our man just moved into this flat, where the previous tenant died under mysterious circumstances. Over drinks and shared sentimental adventures, a false friendship is formed in which the hatred...

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