The novel Dies de frontera [Frontier days] does not only talk about physical or state borders – it is set at the border town of La Jonquera – but mainly about the “eternal border implied by constantly living in a forced provisionality,” as explains the author. “It talks about an important part of a whole generation, the one of today’s 30-somethings, that has given up living in a provisional precariousness for living in a definite precariousness, and that sees how this has consequences on all its human relations: with the partner, parents…”

Dies de frontera is about a couple of this generation that lives in La Jonquera and has to make decisions. “But how can you decide anything, if you don’t have anything firm? There are a lot of people in this situation; and for this reason they don’t know where they are and who get used to it.” In between, in the couple’s relationship, there is some “‘slipping’ – both in (un-) faithfulness as in their communication, and there are different epochs of ‘skating’ of one and the other.” All together in a landscape emphasized by Pagès Jordà: “the unknow Empordà, the border one, not at all idyllic, somewhat like Tijuana, with prostitutes, strangers that come to buy tobacco, alcohol and gas, and the burnt surroundings left by a devastating.”