M emory takes the shape of a story. With a title borrowed from a Nirvana song, Mercè Ibarz offers us stories woven with the thread of reminiscences. The civil war separates brothers, shakes up the ownership of the land, disconcerts the dying matriarch. And, in the second part of this surprising fresco, past and present intertwine in a luminous urban «repertoire of passions». That which the father holds on to seventy years later, the conversations between the narrator and Sofi, illness and friendship, the mother who designs and sews her clothes, the clamor of life.
«A reflection on history and its effects on the psyche of a generation»
Julià Guillamon (La Vanguardia)
A tale made up of tales woven nimbly and with an unusual expressive freedom.