Maica Rafecas: El setembre i la nit (September and the Night)

The latest addition to my website is Maica RafecasEl setembre i la nit (September and the Night). The novel tells the story of Anaïs whose family own a vineyard. However, the vineyard does not pay and they are faced with drought and disease. When the local authority decided to compulsorily purchase the vineyards in the area to build warehouses, Anaïs is the only one who resists, abandoning her daughter (she is a single mother) and her job to treat and defend the vineyard. Does she, as her brother and father think, have mental health issues or is she justified in defending her family’s tradition, even if her behaviour seems somewhat odd? Rafecas tells an excellent story of strong women versus not so strong men and tradition versus progress.

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