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Ahora tocad música de baile
The characters in this novel find themselves overwhelmed by the totemic catalyst that is Isabel Fonseca, as she becomes ill with Alzheimer's. A domestic novel that plows deep psychological depths, in which three voices alternate; Ahora tocad música de baile is above all an epic poem and a fascinating study about the inevitability of an illness that imposes its own urgency. Andres Barba is a modern Henry James, blessed with an extraordinary capacity to describe strange and worrying inner worlds. A complex tale that takes on the ineffable, incomprehensible nature of the limits of the human condition.
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- France (Christian Bourgois)
Andrés Barba (Madrid, 1975) has a degree in Spanish Literature. He has represented Spain in several international conferences for young dramatists and has been a lecturer in Madrid and Bowdoin College (USA). Currently he combines his work as a writer with a teaching position at the Complutense University of Madrid. He was awarded first finalist of the Herralde Novel Prize 2001 with La hermana de Katia. In 2005 he has been awarded the Torrente Ballester prize for Versiones de Teresa.