Description - Obabakoak by Bernardo Atxaga
One of only a hundred or so books originally written in the Basque language during the last four centuries, Obabakoak is a shimmering, mercurial novel about life in Obaba, a remote, exotic, Basque village.
Obaba is peopled with innocents and intellectuals, shepherds and schoolchildren, whilst everyone from a lovelorn schoolmistress to a cultured but self-hating dwarf wanders across the page.
Obabakoak is a dazzling collage of stories, town gossip, diary excerpts and literary theory, all held together by Atxaga's distinctive and tenderly ironic voice.
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(198mm x 130mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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Author Biography - Bernardo Atxaga
Bernardo Atxaga was born in Guipuzoca in Spain in 1951 and lives in the Basque country, writing in both Spanish and Basque.