Daniel Igra

Words in the Earth

The Accordionist's Son


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Bernardo Atxaga hasn’t taken kindly to being labelled a Basque writer. His stories, he argues, hold universal appeal. And he has a point, given that they’ve been translated into over twenty languages. But while his novels are eminently exportable, they are also recognisably Basque, with their roots firmly grounded in the land, language and history of Atxaga’s homeland.

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