Dave Boling - Guernica (2nd Hand Paperback)
An extraordinary epic of love, family, and war set in the Basque town of Guernica before, during, and after its destruction by the German Luftwaffe during the Spanish Civil War.
In 1935, Miguel Navarro finds himself in conflict with the Spanish Civil Guard and flees the Basque fishing village of Lekeitio to make a new start in Guernica, the centre of Basque culture and tradition. Once there, he finds more than just a new life - he finds someone to live for . . . Miren Ansotegui is the charismatic and graceful dancer he meets and the two discover a love they believe nothing can destroy . . .
Rich in the history of the region, the Red Baron, the Luftwaffe and even Picasso make appearances in Guernica as the fate of the Navarro family is traced through the early decades of the twentieth century.
- Format : Thicker 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : As New
- Category : Fiction - Families & Sagas
- Published : 2008 (This Edition 2009 - Picador)
- ISBN : 9780330460668
- SKU : B002253
- PPC : SP400gm
- RRP : £7.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
'A heart-rending yet life-affirming story' - Daily Mail.
'Boling's portrait of the Guernica tragedy is vivid, as is his illustration of the Basque people's oppression . . . skilful with characters and dialogue, possessing a great sense of timing and humour.' - Publishers Weekly.
'A family saga set against the destruction of the Basque town of Guernica in 1937 . . . enhanced by Boling's knowledge of Basque culture, this is a convincing fictionalization of an infamous act of war.' - Booklist.
'Boling threads his way through the stories of his many characters with humour, compassion and rich details of Basque tradition . . . moving.' - Washington Post Book World.
Dave Boling is the author of Guernica, a top ten bestseller and winner of the Richard and Judy Best Summer read. A Chicago native, Dave Boling has been a journalist in the Pacific Northwest since 1980.