A young Frenchwoman goes to work in a butcher's shop during her college vacation. Every day the butcher whispers obscenities in her ear, describing their imagined lovemaking. And as the summer heat takes hold, so does her lust. Here The Butcher is coupled with Reyes' second novella, Lucie's Long Voyage, which also features her irresistible blend of sensual earthiness and the dreamlike imagery of a fractured fairy tale.
About the Author
Almudena Grandes won the XI Sonrisa Vertical Prize for her first novel The Ages of LulA at the age of 29. Since then every one of her books has increased her wide readership: I'll Call You Friday, Malena is a Tango Name, Models of Woman, Atlas of Human Geography, and The Wind from the East.
Alina Reyes was born in 1956 near Bordeaux, in France, where she lives. She is the author of an erotic novel that brought her world wide fame, The Butcher, which was translated into 25 languages. She has also published When You Love it is Time to Leave (1993), Behind the Door (1994), and The Womens' Body (1999), My Sweet Life (2001) and her latest non fiction book is Politics of Love. Grove will publish her erotic novel, Satisfaction, in August 2004.
ARTURO P+REZ-REVERTE is an internationally acclaimed author whose books have been translated into nineteen languages in thirty countries and have sold more than three million copies worldwide. He was born in 1951 in Spain, where he still lives.