Maria Encarnació is sixty-five years old, runs an olive and fish stand in the market and is waiting for a man to make her feel as though she were twenty-five again. Rut, twenty-nine, is waiting for someone to lose her virginity with while she vegetates in the downstairs fl at she shares with
her parents. And the man Muriel is waiting for, while she smokes compulsively in the dining room of her house, has what it takes to save the life of her son; that which no machine can manufacture.
At last, these three men appear in their lives, but some women know better than others how to make the most of the opportunities they’ve spent so many years waiting for.
“A young promise”
“An excellent first novel” Flavia Company
El Lector de L’Odissea Prize 2011, The book which 100 readers have chosen.
Olives picants is Anna Monreal’s first novel: an uninhibited and acerbic author with the gifts of observation and humour.