Hurtado & Ortega Editores, 2021
227 pages

Published by

UK MTO Press

Can a corporate memo touch the human soul? Is labor exploitation the path to enlightenment? Is Goddead, or is he now in a PowerPoint?

Curling is the answer to all these questions. A caustic satire, a workplace dystopia, and a psychedeliccomedy of manners, it follows the adventures of Eusebio Morcillo, a recent hire on the ExperienceFacilitators team at the city’s preeminent opera house, the newly reopened Grand Walhall Theater,whose upcoming show aims to lift audiences to unprecedented peaks of pleasure. Eusebio’semployment hinges on its success, and his managers will stop at nothing to satisfy their clients. Ashe submits to an aggressive new training program, he falls in with a group of employees plotting tobring down the house—literally.

Yaiza Berrocal’s incendiary debut novel explores a precarious corporate world filled withdime-store gurus, drug-addled coworkers, and middle-managers seeking nirvana in jobsatisfaction. Time to fan the flames.

One of the most audacious, inventive novels of the season. Noelia Ramírez, El País

A dystopian comedy about a suffocating workplace. A groundbreaking book that will have everyonetalking. Begoña Gómez Urzaiz, La Vanguardia

A sly, droll novel that turns inane corporate jargon on its head for artistic ends. Alfonso Barguñó, El Boletín de BcnMés

A panorama of the social and mental indignities of corporate training seminars. Andreu Navarra, The Godmother

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