Vicenç PAGÈS JORDÀ

La felicitat no és completa

Ediciones 62, 2004

Awards

-Premi Sant Joan 2003

Synopsis

(Happiness is Never Complete) This novel is the intermittent biography of someone without convictions, insignificant although meaningful. The structure, reticular and all-embracing, is shaped into seven episodes situated between 1971 and 2003. Each of them is a tunnel dug under the crust of friendship, the family, education, love, work and politics: stages in a defective socialisation process. As well as learning for life, the novel traces the continuity and metamorphosis of a character but also of the scenes, language and music of a period with no criticism or nostalgia. Quite the opposite, he does so with humour and tenderness and, above all, with the strength of hyperrealism. This work, which travels through the flames and ashes of a generation who saw the light on the death of John F. Kennedy, offers a completely new view of the 70s and 80s.

(Spain, 62 – catalan / El Aleph – Spanish)