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The Whist Players | Empúries, 2009

» Crexells Award 2009

The book begins like Father of the Bride and step by step transforms itself in a mix of Mystic River and American Beauty.

"All characters are fictitious, but most dialogues are real.”

Can one revisit the last thirty years without nostalgia or a feeling of revenge? Can a novel have its scenario in Figueres and use pop culture references?  The Whist Players proves all that possible. When she´s twenty years old, the daughter of the main character marries a “skin head” who drives a mini excavator. As the wedding progresses, the past arrives bringing a castle, a game, death, an Ampurdan view unlike those in postcards.