“Atxaga’s novel is much more than a mere chronicle of the colonial era. Inevitably, the reader thinks of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. . . but Atxaga’s story focuses on more intimate corruptions, disappearances more personal and profound, on anxieties more in the spirit of Camus than in the author of Lord Jim.” —El País
About the Author
Bernardo Atxaga is a prizewinning novelist and poet, whose books, including Obabakoak
and The Accordionist’s Son,
have won critical acclaim in Spain and abroad. His works have been translated into twenty-two languages, and he lives in the Basque country.