The latest in the Little Sister's Classics series resurrecting gay and lesbian literary gems: a viciously funny, shocking yet ultimately moving 1975 vel, an allegory of Franco's Spain, about a young gay man (the self-described carnivorous lamb) coming of age with a mother who despises him, a father who igres him, and a brother who loves him. Author Agustin Gomez-Arcos left his native Spain for France in the 1960s to escape its censorship policies. The Carnivorous Lamb, originally written in French, won the Prix Hermes, and this, its 1984 English translation, was widely acclaimed.
Agustin Gomez-Arcos (1939-1998) was a Spanish anarchist, dramatist, and novelist. Due to censorship issues, he fled to England, then Paris, where he wrote numerous novels (primarily in French) about Franco's Spain. The Carnivorous Lamb won the Prix Hermes in France, and he was twice a finalist for the Prix Goncourt. Jamie O'Neill is the author of the acclaimed novel At Swim, Two Boys.