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The Cow is the story of a Spanish agricultural labourer, Ambrosio, who goes to Switzerland as a Gastarbeiter. He is bound for Innenwald, a village in the Swiss highlands, and the novel begins as he is about to spend a summer working for Farmer Knuchel. It ends in the abatoir of the neighbouring city, at the end of the seven hard years of labour that have destroyed him. There he sees Blosch, the once magnificent lead cow on Knuchel's farm, now a sad, condemned creature in the abatoir.The Cow was acclaimed as a contemporary ...

Cow 2000, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571200528


Cow 1990, Pantheon Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780394584515

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