A man who writes a hotel review-column for a newspaper is given the wrong key card when he checks in to a hotel, and he opens the door to the wrong room. Instead of finding an empty room he stumbles onto a porn shoot. Eventually he meets the woman who arranged the filming and becomes obsessed with her.
Javier Montes was awarded the José María de Pereda award for his first novel, "Los Penúltimos" (The Penultimate), which he followed with "Segunda Parte" (Second Part). Along with Andrés Barba he won the Anagrama de Ensayo award for "La Ceremonia del Porno" (Porn Ceremony), and was also one of the co-creators of "After Henry James". In 2010, Granta included him on their list of the best young authors currently writing in Spanish, and his stories have appeared in numerous collections including "Puros Cuentos" (Telling Tales) and "Life in Cities. An Anthology of European Contemporary Writers". He is a regular contributor to publications including ABC, El País, Letras Libres, Revista de Libros, Granta UK, Revista de Occidente, Letra Internacional and Arquitectura Viva, and has curated a number of exhibitions, including “Beckett Films” at the CAAC in 2011. Montes has also been a lecturer in Art History at the Spanish College in Malabo (Equatorial Guinea).