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Sergi Pàmies

If You Eat a Lemon without Pulling a Face

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Quaderns Crema

August 2006

144 pages

Short Stories

Translation Rights

German (Frankfurter Verlag)
Spanish Worldwide (Anagrama)
French (Actes Sud)
Italian (Donzelli Editore)
Galician (Xerais)
Greek (Papyros)

Original Title: Si menges una llimona sense fer ganyotes

The twenty stories that make up If You Eat a Lemon Without Pulling a Face contain a mixture of everyday and fantastic situations that dig down into emotions that we all share. Unrequited love, lack of confidence, family ties, excessive solitude or company: these are some of the elements that define this book. With an ironical, penetrating and self-contained vision, Sergi Pàmies talks about the servitudes of some vulnerable characters, slaves of circumstances which, like lemons, bring together acidity and refreshing properties.

Prizes

Premio Ciutat de Barcelona 2007
Premio Lletra d’Or 2007
Premio Setenil 2007

Praises

«An unendable, infinite book… I look at it hallucinated. It is like a bottomless well».
Enrique Vila-Matas

«Pàmies is a unique author. And If You Eat a Lemon Without Pulling a Face is a work that synthesises his narrative talent… High literature!».
Julià Guillamon, La Vanguardia

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Details

Quaderns Crema

August 2006

1 pages

Short Stories

Translation Rights

German (Frankfurter Verlag)
Spanish Worldwide (Anagrama)
French (Actes Sud)
Italian (Donzelli Editore)
Galician (Xerais)
Greek (Papyros)