The best stories are the ones that start when the curtain falls.
After the international success of La Biblioteca del Señor Livingstone, Mónica Gutiérrez returns with a novel full of magic and love for literature.
Max Borges is a Barcelona theater director who runs a small and eccentric company. On the opening day of Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, Max is on the brink of collapse. Everything seems to go wrong in the role that should be his most sublime rise to fame: the witches are too beautiful, King Duncan’s crown has been broken and his Macbeth smells suspiciously of Scotch whiskey…
However, as his clever assistant director, Elsa Soler, often reminds him, the show must always go on. Surprisingly, the theater goblin seems to have sprinkled them with his luck and the performance is an absolute success, so much so that they are invited to perform the play at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the largest in the world. The fun company sets off on an adventure in a city full of magic. It will be there where, when the curtain falls, love and friendship become the true protagonists of this story.