Spanish group investigating alleged sexual ‘nature’ of ‘sexually charged’ scene from a novel

Spanish officials in the Basque Country are investigating the “sexual nature” of a scene from a highly-rated novel which caused ripples among a local society group. Gemma Orañana, a member of the Association of…

Spanish group investigating alleged sexual ‘nature’ of ‘sexually charged’ scene from a novel

Spanish officials in the Basque Country are investigating the “sexual nature” of a scene from a highly-rated novel which caused ripples among a local society group.

Gemma Orañana, a member of the Association of Women from the Basque Country, protested when she discovered the scene in “Man’s Hands,” a romantic novel by Eugenia Balaguer which is aimed at women, on a beach in her village of Harga. The scene shows the book’s protagonist feeding another woman’s fish in a beach-side restaurant.

The novel is popular with Basque teens and has won several prizes. The plot follows the romance between Segolene Hernandez and Javier Carvajal, two Basque college students who have a sexual relationship. Even the novel’s English-language version is receiving rave reviews.

“This novel has become the best seller of the summer,” said Nadia Blanco, owner of a popular Basque pub in Pamplona, on a local news service.

According to the association’s website, which has not been updated since 2012, there have been a couple of other stories regarding the scene’s “sexual nature.”

The novel was released on April 18, 2010, so if the scenes were filmed on a beach that day, it would have filmed on 3 years ago. The controversial scenes appear to have upset Orañana who pointed out that these scenes should not feature “hard-to-follow literary themes.” The Basque Tourism Board confirmed that the scene is being investigated.

Read the full story at The Guardian.

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