THE ANGEL’S FINGER

Lyricism and sarcasm, tenderness and acid humour, compete against each other in this caricature of a community little known in Catalan society.

Synopsis

A young chef meets a literary agent at a business dinner and, at his insistence, she decides to write her first novel. It all starts when she is looking for the first sentence of her story while having an unfortunate sexual encounter with the agent, on all fours, naked, in the hall of his modernist apartment. At least, she thinks, she’s got the subject of her novel: the story of a protestant family not dissimilar to her own.
As she learns more about her ancestors, she discovers that a lot has been lost along the way. They had something that kept them together, a faith worth fighting for. She leads an empty life, she’s ambitious and plagued by self doubt. She has an eccentric mother whom she doesn’t understand, a solitary father, a brother in law who is the leader of a cult, and a boyfriend she doesn’t love.
Past and present are intertwined in a frenetic rhythm. Lyricism and sarcasm, tenderness and acid humour, compete against each other in this caricature of a community little known in Catalan society.
 
 
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Translations

El dedo del ángel. Barcelona: Anagrama, 1999 Tr. Rosa Alapont.

traduccions El dedo del angel

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