Allò que va passar a Cardós

What happened in Cardós | Proa / Tusquets, 2016

An epic and kaleidoscopic tale combining an intense story of clandestine love, the assassination of a civil guard and one of the greatest civil engineering ventures Spain has ever seen.

The assassination of a civil guard forms the backbone of a novel set in the seventies that recounts the process of building the great hydroelectric works in the Pyrenees. Thousands of workers from the length and breadth of Spain found work on those pharaonic engineering projects, with underground passageways spanning over 50 kilometres, vertical shafts and major plants invisible to the outside observer. Drawn to a region frequented by smugglers, soldiers and fugitives are an assortment of characters from various walks of life all struggling to better themselves.