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The Resource The accordionist's son, Bernardo Atxaga ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa

The accordionist's son, Bernardo Atxaga ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa

Label
The accordionist's son
Title
The accordionist's son
Statement of responsibility
Bernardo Atxaga ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa
Title variation
accordionists son
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
David 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
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Practicing the accordion out of respect for his father, young David comes across letters in the attic that reveal the ways in which his political father and horse-breeder uncle had been affected by the Spanish Civil War
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299685
Cataloging source
NRAND
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Atxaga, Bernardo
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
Literary form
novels
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Costa, Margaret Jull
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True
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  • Basques
  • Spain
Target audience
adult
Label
The accordionist's son, Bernardo Atxaga ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa
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Publication
Note
First published in Basque with the title Soinujolearen semea in 2003
Control code
000043548093
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
389 p.
Isbn
9780099492771
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The accordionist's son, Bernardo Atxaga ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa
Publication
Note
First published in Basque with the title Soinujolearen semea in 2003
Control code
000043548093
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
389 p.
Isbn
9780099492771
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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