Josep Maria FONALLERAS

Climent

Amsterdam, 2013

Awards

***CRITICS SERRA D'OR AWARD***

Press

“Climent is a self-reflective, many-layered novel. Fonalleras questions what it means to write a novel about love, death and writer’s block.” J. Guillamón, La Vanguardia

“Josep M. Fonalleras’ crowning achievement and, at the same time, more readable than ever.”  El Periódico

«A gorgeous and thrilling book (...) a risky and charmed narrative adventure.» Esteve Miralles, Núvol

«Climent sculpts the shape of our loss. A memorable book about absences and persistences.» Lluís Muntada, L'Avenç

Synopsis

A tale about search, loss, writers, disappearance and paintings.

Climent spent the last years of his life pushing around a trolley packed with folders and papers, all parts of a novel that he never got to write. When Climent goes missing, friends of the author hire a professional writer to compile the materials of his unfinished novel. What ensues is a game of smoke and mirrors as the writer comes face to face with life and death, loss, love and friendship.

«There is nothing on the canvas. Just papers inside a trolley that my friends brought here to humour their crazy friend and his madness.»