London Under Snow is a delicate, compact, mature and profound collection of short stories about winter by Jordi Llavina. Six fragments of different lives in six different moments. In this beautifully written collection, the characters come face to face with their different lives and pasts, all of which are full of ghosts and memories. Sensibility courses through each story, all of them written with a meticulous eye to detail and a careful lyricism that pays tribute to the human condition and the society that we have created.
Bringing winter and Christmas celebrations in a variety of places and cultures to life in a selection of beautifully written short stories, Llavina mixes personal experiences with fictional characters to blur the lines between fiction and reality.
“In London Under Snow, Llavina recreates the most delicate and intimate aspects of life with great success.”—Sam Abrams, Diari Ara
“More than logical reason, it is only through emotional communication with the world that we can reach the truth. And, so as to reach this truth, we have at our disposal the written word. This is the Nietzschean idea that permeates the poetry and narrative of Jordi Llavina.”—Anna M. Gil, La Vanguardia
“What is really admirable in this text is the truly original, fresh way these stories are told.”—Ramon Pla i Arxé, El Temps