The Eldest Cousin
Original title: La cosina gran
Author: Laura Gost
Rosa is twelve years old when her eldest cousin becomes orphaned and comes to live with her and her parents. The differences that separate her from Tina – age, beauty, and a strong, extrovert personality – will shape her teenage years thereafter, a time when ingenuity and maturity are crudely mixed together. The arrival of new neighbors to the village – a single father with two sons – will inevitably alter the relationship the two cousins have with each other, with people, the world, with life, with femininity and, ultimately, with themselves.
A novel about the awakening of a girl into womanhood and in which men, always present but portrayed through the feminine gaze, never seem to wake up.
CATALAN | Lleonard Muntaner