Tot allò que una tarda morí amb les bicicletes

Everything that one afternoon died with the bicycles | Columna, 2013 / Libros del Asteroide, 2013

› One of the best 5 books published in Catalan in 2013 according to La Vanguardia
› One of the best 50 best books published in 2013 according to El Confidencial newspaper

The thirty something female lead returns to her parent’s home all at sea: single and childless, all of a sudden, despite having led a brilliant professional career, she finds herself joining the ranks of the unemployed. A hard-working, quick-witted university graduate, never in her wildest dreams did she think it would come to this.

The main character wonders what it was she hoped life held in store for her and how it is that she has fallen so low. Digging deep into her memories in a bid to reconstruct her own family history will shed light on many other questions aside. Looking back on her memories, the most fiercely guarded secrets emerge into the light of day, the gestures of affection she did not notice, or the minor wounds of a family that, although anything but conventional, is in the end much like any other.

Everything that one afternoon died with the bicycles is an enthralling novel about the burden of family ties and the first steps towards adulthood.

«A novel in which the family comes under the narrative microscope. Each stage along  life’s path is handled with the fervor of an archeologist, the precision of the restorer and is held up in a new light, where love takes center stage. Readers will want to take up permanent residence in its pages.» From the foreword by José Carlos LLop.