Robinson | Empúries, 2017

Robinson is a journey of discovery and, at one and the same time, a tale of love and of madness, a reflection on loneliness, communication and imagination, showcasing a Vicenç Pagès Jordà at the height of his literary powers. For a novel as brief, striking and startling as this can only be the work of a writer at the top of his creative game.

When his neighbours head off on holiday, a middle-aged man sneaks in to their house, where he takes up residence in a most peculiar manner.
A bachelor and a postman by trade, he has placed his father in an old folks’ home.

As we accompany him in his exploits as an interloper in the house, the reasons for his extraordinary conduct slowly emerge, leading him into confrontation with his neighbours and the justice system. Not to mention a public defender.