Depicting the horrible living conditions in Spain in the wake of World War II, this Dickensian novel follows the fortunes of Juana, a young girl who rejects the poverty and grueling labor in her country village and heads to Barcelona to find a better life. She soon realizes, however, that conditions in the city are just as crushing and in short order she is thrown out of a boarding house, finds a job at textile factory that pays barely enough to eat, and is badly treated by two men. Grieving over the loss of her dreams, ...

Paper Spurs 2010, Parthian

ISBN-13: 9781905762309

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