El amante bilingüe / The Bilingual Lover
Novel , 1990
An accurate and ironic portrayal of social contrasts during Catalonia’s period of greatest openness and revival of the Catalan language. Juan Marés cannot accept that his wife has left him. To reconquer this lovely lady of the upper-middle class, he decides to pass himself off as a southern Spanish immigrant named Faneca, and approach her with new manly airs.