Plans de futur

Plans For The Future | Proa, 2013

» Sant Jordi Novel Award 2012

Plans de futur is a novel about hope, a fictionalised account of the remarkable life of Ferran Sunyer. A tetraplegic self-taught mathematician, Sunyer achieved notorious international success in the 50s and 60s despite his disability and being ostracised by the Franco regime.

Sunyer’s cousins, María and Ángeles Carbona, play a big part in the story of this family. So does Sunyer’s absent father, that inexplicably left home. The girls devoted their lives to tace care of their cousin. The family was hit by its share of misfortune and adversity but their lively and positive disposition was never soured.

Set between the family home in Barcelona and the summer house in the northern Empordà region between 1912 and 1967, we also travel to Nice, Figueres and Cadaqués. It is here that Salvador Dalí will paint a portrait of María Carbona that will prove crucial for the family.