Homeland by Fernando Aramburu audiobook

Homeland: A Novel

By Fernando Aramburu
Translated by Alfred MacAdam
Read by David Pittu

Random House Audio
20.05 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781984846983

Fernando Aramburu's internationally acclaimed novel evokes an unresolved history of violence, giving a fictional account of lives shattered by Basque terrorism even as it rekindles debate about truth and reconciliation. Lifetime friends become bitter enemies when the father of one family is killed by militants—one of whom is a son from the other family. Told in short sections highlighting a rich multiplicity of characters from all walks of life, Homeland brilliantly unfolds in nonlinear fashion as it traces the moral dilemmas faced by the families of murder victim and perpetrator alike. Aramburu alludes only obliquely to the historical context while he focuses on the psychological complexity of his characters and builds nearly unbearable suspense.

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Summary

Summary

Fernando Aramburu's internationally acclaimed novel evokes an unresolved history of violence, giving a fictional account of lives shattered by Basque terrorism even as it rekindles debate about truth and reconciliation. Lifetime friends become bitter enemies when the father of one family is killed by militants—one of whom is a son from the other family. Told in short sections highlighting a rich multiplicity of characters from all walks of life, Homeland brilliantly unfolds in nonlinear fashion as it traces the moral dilemmas faced by the families of murder victim and perpetrator alike. Aramburu alludes only obliquely to the historical context while he focuses on the psychological complexity of his characters and builds nearly unbearable suspense.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A humane, memorable work of literature. Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“It's been a long time since I've read a book so persuasive and moving, so intelligently conceived, a fiction that is also an eloquent testament to a historical reality. Mario Vargas Llosa, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature
Aramburu’s remarkable novel is an honest and empathetic portrait of suffering and forgiveness, home and family. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"“Punch-in-the-face powerful, with a bittersweet ending, this leading Spanish novelist’s first English-language outing is a masterpiece. Library Journal (starred review)
A powerful novel which has a strong claim to be the definitive fictional account of the Basque troubles... Aramburu skilfully spins their stories in short, punchy chapters that dart back and forth in time. Economist
Homeland has reminded Spain of the dormant power of literature to shake up society. Politico Europe
Complex and challenging... exhibiting a kind of sophisticated tidal pattern, with each ebb and flow leaving behind new clues in the sand. The Washington Post

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Author

Author Bio: Fernando Aramburu

Author Bio: Fernando Aramburu Born in 1959, in San Sebastián or Donostia as it is called in Basque, FERNANDO ARAMBURU has lived in Germany since 1985. Aramburu established himself as a major Spanish novelist with his Antibula Trilogy--Fuegos con limón (1996), Bami sin sombra (2005) and La gran Marivián (2013)--Antibula being an imaginary state, which is and is not the Basque country, bedeviled by terrorism, regionalism and nationalism. Homeland is his first book translated into English.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 20.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English