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Ediciones Destino, 1979 - Fiction - 295 pages
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Andrea, a country girl, arrives in Barcelona to attend the university and lodges at the home of her aunt and uncle. Her innate enthusiasm and joyfulness is crushed by her relatives' violent, dysfunctional household. A poignant coming-of-age novel. Winner of the prestigious "Premia Nadal."

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Carmen Laforet (1921-2004) had a profound impact on Spanish literature. Her debut novel, "Nada," was awarded the first Premio Nadal in 1944. She is also wrote a collection of short stories and five other novels, including "Al doblar la esquina (Around the Block)" and "La mujer nueva (The New Woman)," which won Spain's National Prize for Literature in 1955.
Edith Grossman is the distinguished translator of works by many other Spanish and Latin American writers, including Miguel de Cervantes, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Alvaro Mutis. She is the recipient of two Translation of the Year awards from the American Literary Translators Association, and the 2006 PEN Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation. She lives in New York City.
Mario Vargas Llosa is one of Latin America's preeminent fiction writers and essayists. His novels include "The Feast of the Goat, The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto," and "Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter,"

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