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A harsh criticism against the corruption and hypocrisy of politicians in the heart of Europe.
Without the least interest in European institutions, the young journalist Joan Ballester travels to Brussels to take part in a procedural act. He hopes the
short trip will offer him a respite from having to confront family problems.
In the capital of Europe, however, he learns of the imminent approval of a commercial treaty that will fatally affect the orange growers of Valencia. Upon
learning the news, Ballester, a skeptical but dedicated journalist, decides to stay in Brussels in order to discover the interests behind the agreement.
Traveling between Brussels and Strasbourg, under skies that almost daily pour with rain, Joan ventures into the political wilderness, a realm full of hypocrisy and hidden violence controlled by ruthless lobbyists. And so much curiosity can be dangerous.
Winner of the 2022 Joanot Martorell Prize.
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Based on his background as a journalist, Jordi Sebastià gets the reader immersed into a frenetic political thriller.