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Esmeralda/Merry is a 28-year-old Brit working for Greenpeace and as a second-rate nightclub dancer in Spain's vibrant capital Madrid in the '90s.

Spain is gearing up for the first real two-party election since the Socialists took power after the 40-year conservative dictatorship ended with Franco's death in 1975.

Well-intentioned but naive, Merry gets scandalously caught up in the political tussle while expending her romantic energies on four main men:

- London-based Gregory, a repressed accountant
- Philippe, a moody Parisian who is good in bed but mega-jealous
- Spanish machista and old flame Alfonso
- Graham, Merry’s first cousin, who lives in the States

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