Jaume Cabré, Quan arriba la penombra [When the twilight comes], 2017, 288 p.
A frightened child that rebels against the tyranny of a teacher, a murderer who confesses in front of the next victim, a thief consumed by a painting that he just stole, a writer who threatens his publisher with suicide, an old man who takes a walk through the settings where he served during the war… These are shocking stories that intertwine or meet each other, always with dynamism, energy, a touch of humour and incursions into fantasy.
Quan arriba la pensombra is a collection of stories that light up like flintstones. There are restless individuals who would like to be somewhere else, lawless characters, aromas of a thriller, bits of irony, fantastic elements… with the technical mastery that has made him a celebrated author in all of Europe -forward and backward jumps, changes in the viewpoint, braiding voices-, but also with the vital passion. Jaume Cabré has put together a compact book without any superfluous word. Quan arriba la penombra is a story collection imbricated in a solitary and full cone, stories touched by darkness and rage, but also by irony, fantasy and playing.
SOURCE: Grup 62 (Planeta, publisher)