Merry-Goes-Round


May in Madrid. Greenery and pavement cafés break out on all sides, noise levels ratchet towards summer's unbearable standards. And that year, the politicos were starting their campaigns early…
Accelerating away from 40 years of dictatorship under Franco, Spain’s two main parties are out for each other’s blood as they gear up for general elections.
Merry, a 28-year-old Brit who works for Greenpeace, is moonlighting as a second-rate nightclub dancer in the country’s raucous capital. Well-intentioned but naïve, Merry gets dragged into the dirty political machinery as her four ridiculously assorted suitors circle ever closer, ever faster.
Help! How's she ever going to step off the merry-goes-round?

Illustrations: Lance Tooks