Original Title: Júlia

Publication: 1983

Author: (Estate of) Isabel-Clara Simó

Isabel-Clara Simó’s debut novel is an indisputable classic of contemporary Catalan literature.

Júlia is set in the days of the the Petroleum Revolution: an anarcho-syndicalist workers’ revolution that took place in the Valencian town of Alcoi, the author’s hometown, at the end of the 19th century.

Júlia works hard in Alcoi’s sewing factories but she is not satisfied with her the working class life; so, she takes advantage of the first opportunity she can to change her social status and become a lady. However, her past will haunt her: her father, whom she adores, died at the Alicante prison, and her mother is known as a witch – these are not the best cover letters for a new life, but Júlia won’t let anything, or anyone, stop her from living her dream.

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CATALAN | Bromera

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