We All Loved Cowboys

We All Loved Cowboys


Carol Bensimon

Translated from the Portuguese by Beth Fowler

After a falling out, two friends reunite for a long-planned road trip through Brazil. As they drive from town to town, the complications of their friendship resurface. At the novel’s center is a romance, as Bensimon offers an intimate look into identity, love, and desire. By the end of the trip, the women must decide what the future holds, in a queer, coming-of-age debut novel that has been celebrated in Brazil.

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Praise for We All Loved Cowboys

"This short but profoundly moving novel by the young Brazilian writer is one of the finest explorations of love you will find anywhere this year."—John Freeman, The Boston Globe

“The Brazilian writer Carol Bensimon performs a dazzling feat of importation. She takes [Alfonso] Cuarón’s story-puncturing technique and uses it, to great effect, in a novel told in the first person. There is no omniscient narrator to interrupt. Cora, the protagonist, unwittingly interrupts herself."—The Atlantic

"Award-winning novelist Carol Bensimon, one of Granta's young Brazilian novelists, writes of 21st-century characters embarking on open-ended journeys."—BBC

Product Info

First Published: November 6, 2018
5.25 x 8 | 200 pages
Rights: NA
978-1-945492-16-7 (paperback)
978-1-945492-18-1 (ebook)