The Ages of Lulu
Ages of Lulu by Almudena Grandes
Book DescriptionAt just fifteen years old, Lulu, a "round, hungry little girl," finds that her erotic cravings are already powerfully established when she is seduced by a family friend, Pablo, twelve years her senior. This initial encounter incites the violent power play that drives an adult Lulu through a series of increasingly titillating sexual exploits. Always fascinated by the thin line separating decency and morality from perversion, Lulu gains the courage to explore the darker side of her carnal desires--but as her forays become increasingly desperate, the world of illicit and dangerous sex threatens to engulf her completely. A groundbreaking novel of sexual exploration, The Ages of Lulu sparked international controversy and was an overnight sensation when it was first published in Spain fifteen years ago. It won the Sonrisa Vertical Prize for erotic fiction, and was made into a film starring Javier Bardem.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781583226889
Paperback / softback
(211mm x 141mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Seven Stories Press,U.S.
Publisher: Seven Stories Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2011
Country of Publication: United States
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Follows the sexual awakening of narrator Lulu, seduced at age fifteen by an old family friend, Pablo, who poses as her guardian and then her father, and who ultimately marries her.
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Author Biography - Almudena Grandes
ALMUDENA GRANDES's Las Edades de Lulu (The Ages of Lulu) won the Sonrisa Vertical Prize for erotic fiction and was made into a film starring Javier Bardem. Grandes's novel Los Aires Dificiles debuted in the number one spot on Spanish bestseller lists when it was published in 2002, and remained on the lists for five months. Her books have been translated into over twenty languages.
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