The life of a jazz lover who witnesses cruel realities in the casinos of Palafrugell, Harlem, Paral·lel and fascist Italy: a real live musical.
In the 1920s, Enric Torres, son of a family of businessmen in Palafrugell, is captivated by the free, living rhythm of jazz. With his friends, he starts a jazz band that is highly successful in Catalonia. When the band dissolves, Enric travels to New York, where he becomes fixated on the idea that music will help build a better world. It is a desperate era. Back in the revolutionary Barcelona of the Civil War years, Enric discovers that everything he dreamed of has fallen hopelessly apart. No liberty, equality, or tolerance exist in Europe, and there is no trace left of his hopes and dreams.
Based on the true story of the Red Ribbon Orchestra, Swing is a novel that marks us through the rhythms of an entire era, from the roaring twenties to the tragic forties. A novel about the construction of a new world, just, secure, and the defeat of this dream through reactionary ideologies.