The Wild One

Original Title: La salvatge

Publication: 1994

Author: (Estate of) Isabel-Clara Simó

For the rich and divorced sexagenarian Joaquim Simon, the young Dorothy (fourteen years old, red hair and freckles) is a breath of fresh air. He is determined to transform the untamed Dorthy into a perfect, prideworthy role model. So, Joaquim adopts her and thus begins his Pygmalion strategy.

This novel, awarded with the Sant Jordi Novel Prize 1993, is a harsh rumination on the desire for possession and the destruction it might bring forth. The Wild One is a fascinating story about the demons of control and domination and the illusion of love that it causes in its victims.

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Original Language

CATALAN | Bromera
CATALAN (ppbk) | labutxaca

Translation Rights

ENGLISH (World) | 3TimesRebel Press

Prizes

Sant Jordi Novel Prize 1993

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