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Sergi Pàmies | Translated from the Catalan by Julie Wark

SERGI PÀMIES was born in Paris in 1960. He contributes regularly to different areas of the media, such as Catalunya Ràdio. He mainly writes novels and short stories, and his work has been translated into, Basque, French, Galician, German, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish and Ukrainian.
JULIE WARK was born in Australia and has lived in Barcelona for thirty years. She has translated the work of numerous novelists and poets from the Spanish and Catalan.

One Year For a Dog Equals Seven Years For a Person

When the phone rings, the dog and the bitch are about to go out to the theatre. The dog picks up the phone: it’s the pig, his friend and business partner. From the panting and squealing he deduces that the pig’s upset and listens while the bitch taps at the face of her watch with her paw to remind him that if they don’t leave immediately they’re going to be late.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2023

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