Homeland (Hardback)
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Homeland (Hardback)

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Hardback 608 Pages / Published: 16/05/2019
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'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.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509858026
Number of pages: 608
Weight: 912 g
Dimensions: 242 x 162 x 58 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A powerful saga . . . Aramburu is a captivating writer . . . Few books make me cry these days but by the final page I found my eyes prickling with tears. * Sunday Times *
It's been a long time since I've read a book that was so persuasive and moving, so intelligently conceived. -- Mario Vargas Llosa
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
A magnificent novel which is becoming a publishing, political and literary phenomenon. A story imbued with a spine-tingling sense of realism. * La Vanguardia *
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 work of tremendous power . . . we're once again reminded how overwhelming and powerful literature can be. * Die Zeit *
Shedding the occasional tear doesn't matter. It is in any case difficult to read Homeland and remain dry-eyed. * Corriere della Sera *
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) *

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Complex story about the political conflict in Spain translated into English. Not an easy read but a rewarding one. Worth the effort to untangle the complex plotting and relationships and a fascinating insight into... More

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