Everything You and I Could Have Been If We Weren't You and I

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GRIJALBO, Jul 2, 2015 - Fiction - 448 pages

Can you imagine a future where everyone has given up sleeping?

From the creator of the television series Red Band Society and author of the international bestseller The Yellow World comes this uniquely special novel.

What if I could reveal your secrets with just a glance? And what if I could feel with your heart just by looking at you? And what if --in a single moment-- I could know that we were made for each other? Marcos has just lost his mother, a famous dancer who taught him everything, and he decides that his world can never be the same without her. Just as he is about to make a radical change, a phone call turns his world upside down.

Albert Espinosa has a peculiar talent for generating immediate congeniality around him, for shifting people's moods toward the positive and for reconciling them with themselves and the world, when needed.

«Albert Espinosa lives exclusively in his imagination. He uses it to write, to direct plays and films and to act. His sense of humour is as special as his way of living. An optimism as contagious as a cold.»
Teresa Cendrós, El Periódico

«If there's one ability Espinosa has had in all of his multifactorial creations it's his capacity to stand in other people's shoes. Empathy is his strength.»
Núria Escur, La Vanguardia

«Speaking with Albert teaches me many new things, such as "it is not sad to die" and that what is sad is not living, not to live it all (...). He knows whathe's talking about and knows how to tell it, and that's why his works help us to live.»
Víctor M. Amela, La Vanguardia

«Espinosa says what he thinks and feels, taking out any feeling from his closet in the same manner he sticks out his leg. He knows he is alive because of a miracle and that life is a short miracle. How I like this guy. His life, his theatre, his gambles, humour and his courage. There's no one else like him.»

Marcos Ordóñez, El País

«A militant of life, an engineer of art.»

Elena Pita, El Mundo

«Armoured in the face of pessimism, Everything You and I Could Have Been If We Weren't You and I shines with the positive outlook that that the author projects on everything he does.»

Belén Guinart, El País

« Everything You and I Could Have Been If We Weren't You and I presents a fast, direct, uninhibited, almost gestural style, which is a machine of empathy for the reader and is not devoid of humour.»
El Correo Español



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About the author (2015)

Albert Espinosa (Barcelona, 1973). Actor, director, screenwriter, and industrial engineer. He is the creator of the films The Fourth Floor, Turns Out No One Is Perfect, Your Life in 65, and Don't Ask Me To Kiss You Because I Will. He is also creator and screenwriter for the series The Red Band Society, based on his book Yellow World and on his struggle with cancer. His works have been published in more than 40 countries and have sold more than 2,500,000 copies all over the world.


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