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The Accordionist's Son: A Novel by Bernardo Atxaga - Paperback - from Better World Books  (SKU: GRP70724892)

The Accordionist's Son: A Novel

The Accordionist's Son: A Novel by Bernardo Atxaga - Paperback - from Better World Books  (SKU: GRP70724892)
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The Accordionist's Son: A Novel

by Bernardo Atxaga

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ISBN 10
1555975550
ISBN 13
9781555975555
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Graywolf Press. Used - Very Good. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear.

Synopsis

The long-awaited new novel from award-winning Basque author Bernardo Atxaga. A magnificent family epic, haunted by the shadow of the Spanish Civil WarDavid Imaz has spent many years living in exile on a ranch in California, far from his native Basque Country. Nearing fifty and in failing health, he decides to write the story of his youth in the village of Obaba, and the powerful, sweeping narrative that ensues takes the reader from 1936 to 1999. As a young man, David divides his time between his Uncle Juan's ranch and his life in the village, where he reluctantly practises the accordion, a tradition which his authoritarian father insists that he continue. He becomes increasingly aware of the long shadow cast by the Spanish Civil War.Letters found in a hotel attic, along with a silver pistol, lead David to unravel the story of the conflict, including his father's association with the fascists, and the opposition of his uncle, who took considerable risks in helping to hide a wanted republican. With affection and lucidity Atxaga describes the evolution of a young man caught between country and town, between his uncle the horse-breeder and his political father. The course of David's life changes one summer night when he agrees to shelter a group of students on the run from the military police.Few contemporary writers are as adept at exploring memory and evoking friendship, love and happiness as Bernardo Atxaga, and in this, his most personal and accomplished novel to date, he places these themes against the tragic backdrop of civil war and its aftermath and shows how these have affected the Basque people.

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Bookseller
Better World Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
GRP70724892
Title
The Accordionist's Son: A Novel
Author
Bernardo Atxaga
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
1555975550
ISBN 13
9781555975555
Publisher
Graywolf Press
Place of Publication
Saint Paul, Mn
This edition first published
2010-03

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