Private: Sebastià JOVANI

Emet o la revolta / Emet o la rebelión

La Magrana, 2011 (catalán) / Duomo, 2012 (castellano)

Press

«A great novel.» Rosa Mora, El País

«A brilliant kind of mixture between Eco and Hammet.» Manuel Delgado

« Emet or Rebellion is an authentic treatise of magic, a manual of rebellion whose energy electrifies as it takes the reader by surprise.» Javier Calvo

«Clever, amazing, intelligent.» Robert Juan-Cantavella 

«A very black comedy. It’s a must.» El País

«A kind of paranormal (and futurist) black novel with a message.» El Mundo

« The plot opens a way through remarkable reflections to a world that forces us to think - and laugh (or cry) - at unique rules of play.» La Vanguardia

 «One of the innovators of narrative language.» Josep Massot

Synopsis

(Emet or Rebellion) Barcelona, 2017. Guerau and Kosmas are two perpetual students of philosophy squatting a dilapidated mansion in the neighbourhood of Vallcarca. As a result of their intense efforts, devoted to the fruitless study of the classics and contemplation altered by all kinds of substances, they manage to give life to a Golem. This sombre, melancholy and unexpectedly violent creature escapes from its creators’ control and spreads panic in a section of Gracia occupied by graphic design corporations, Erasmus settlements and aseptic architecture permanently surveilled by security forces. Imma Gaziel, a researcher specialising in paranormal activity, has no confidence in the police and initiates an investigation on her own behalf, with the help of former detective and alchemist Victor Neige, who opens and leads her through the doors of a hidden city.