A political novel in capital letters strewn with aphorisms and deep, inspiring landscapes.
An inconceivable cataclysm wipes out the Tramuntana mountain range in Majorca. But life goes on, and despite the loss, so does most of the island population, which faces a restoration that will be both wild and chimerical. Without knowing if the events will bring the island to its irreversible end, three friends —a painter, a former hotel executive and an environmental activist— will witness how the aftermath will bring their lives and contradictions to the edge.
Allegorical and realistic, tragic and sarcastic, intimate and universal, Against the World is the most ambitiously visionary novel of Pere Antoni i Pons: an account of upheaval lives that brims with vitality, and that is, at the same time, an unmerciful portrait of our times.
A chimeric and fun work that portrays the socioeconomics, environmental and idiomatic emergence of the new narratives of our current society.
“Breathtaking.” - Antoni Bassas, Ara
“A political novel in capital letters.” - Anna Punsoda, Núvol
“A deeply ambitious, daring and extreme novel.” - Ponç Puigdevall, El País
“Perhaps the most difficult novel to conceive and the most thrilling to read in recent times in our language.” - Guillem Frontera, Última Hora
“Beyond how good it is, this is a novel that is also fair and thrilling.” - Melcior Comes, Ara Balears