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Homeland

Fernando Aramburu

(author)

,

Alfred MacAdam

(translator)

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An epic and heartbreaking story of two best friends whose families are divided by the conflicting loyalties of terrorism.
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"a tribute to our better natures"

The Guardian

Homeland A01 By (author) N Fernando Aramburu B06 Translated by N Alfred MacAdam 197 130 BC Paperback / softback 640 Picador Pan Macmillan London United Kingdom FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945) FJM War & combat fiction FYT Fiction in translation 1.3 FBA FJM FYT Modern & contemporary fiction War, combat & military fiction Fiction in translation 1DSE Spain An epic and heartbreaking story of two best friends whose families are divided by the conflicting loyalties of terrorism. 'It's been a long time since I've read a book that was so persuasive and moving, so intelligently conceived.' - Mario Vargas Llosa Miren and Bittori have been best friends all their lives, growing up in the same small town in the north of Spain. With limited interest in politics, the terrorist threat posed by ETA seems to affect them little. When Bittori's husband starts receiving threatening letters from the violent group, however - demanding money, accusing him of being a police informant - she turns to her friend for help. But Miren's loyalties are torn: her son Joxe Mari has just been recruited to the group as a terrorist and to denounce them as evil would be to condemn her own flesh and blood. Tensions rise, relationships fracture, and events race towards a violent, tragic conclusion . . . Fernando Aramburu's Homeland is a gripping story and devastating exploration of the meaning of family, friendship, what it's like to live in the shadow of terrorism, and how countries and their people can possibly come to terms with their violent pasts. Aramburu recounts the lives of ordinary people shattered by events that are ongoing in Spain today even years after ETA has suspended its armed campaign . . . A humane, memorable work of literature. * Kirkus (starred review) * Shedding the occasional tear doesn't matter. It is in any case difficult to read Homeland and remain dry-eyed. * Corriere della Sera * A work of tremendous power . . . we're once again reminded how overwhelming and powerful literature can be. * Die Zeit * Homeland is, above all, a great and considered novel . . . combing evocation and analysis . . . War and Peace by Tolstoy did it. The work of Fernando Aramburu achieves the same thing. * El Pais * A magnificent novel which is becoming a publishing, political and literary phenomenon. A story imbued with a spine-tingling sense of realism. * La Vanguardia * A brilliant and important book. Our planet is covered with lines of various kind, and Aramburu masterfully examines the bodies and souls those lines cut through like razors. -- Nadeem Aslam It's been a long time since I've read a book that was so persuasive and moving, so intelligently conceived. -- Mario Vargas Llosa Fernando Aramburu is one of the most outstanding of current writers in Spanish. His nine novels and four books of short stories have been widely praised. But it is his novel Patria (Homeland), acclaimed by critics and a stunning success among readers in Spain and across Europe, that has gained him the widest international readership. Homeland has been awarded numerous prizes, including the National Prize for Literature and the National Critics Prize in Spain and the Strega Europeo Prize and the Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa International Literary Prize in Italy. He currently lives in Germany, where he has worked as a Spanish teacher since 1985. Homeland is his first book to be translated into English. 31032020 02 RRP including tax GB GBP 9.99 0.00 9.99 This price includes a tax element GB 10 Not yet available 02042020 ARGOSY BERT GARD Y

'It's been a long time since I've read a book that was so persuasive and moving, so intelligently conceived.' - Mario Vargas Llosa

Miren and Bittori have been best friends all their lives, growing up in the same small town in the north of Spain. With limited interest in politics, the terrorist threat posed by ETA seems to affect them little. When Bittori's husband starts receiving threatening letters from the violent group, however - demanding money, accusing him of being a police informant - she turns to her friend for help. But Miren's loyalties are torn: her son Joxe Mari has just been recruited to the group as a terrorist and to denounce them as evil would be to condemn her own flesh and blood. Tensions rise, relationships fracture, and events race towards a violent, tragic conclusion . . .

Fernando Aramburu's Homeland is a gripping story and devastating exploration of the meaning of family, friendship, what it's like to live in the shadow of terrorism, and how countries and their people can possibly come to terms with their violent pasts.

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Book publisherPan Macmillan
Publication date31 Mar 2020
FormatPaperback
Pages640
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