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An epic and heartbreaking story of two best friends whose families are divided by the conflicting loyalties of terrorism.

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Fernando Aramburu was born in San Sebastian in 1959. The author of three volumes of short stories and several novels, he lives in Germany where he works as a lecturer in Spanish language.


It's been a long time since I've read a book that was so persuasive and moving, so intelligently conceived. -- Mario Vargas Llosa
A brilliant and important book. Our planet is covered with lines of various kind, and Aramburu masterfully examines the bodies and souls those lines cut through like razors. -- Nadeem Aslam
A magnificent novel which is becoming a publishing, political and literary phenomenon. A story imbued with a spine-tingling sense of realism. * La Vanguardia *
Homeland is, above all, a great and considered novel . . . combing evocation and analysis . . . War and Peace by Tolstoy did it. The work of Fernando Aramburu achieves the same thing. * El Pais *
A work of tremendous power . . . we're once again reminded how overwhelming and powerful literature can be. * Die Zeit *
Shedding the occasional tear doesn't matter. It is in any case difficult to read Homeland and remain dry-eyed. * Corriere della Sera *
Aramburu recounts the lives of ordinary people shattered by events that are ongoing in Spain today even years after ETA has suspended its armed campaign . . . A humane, memorable work of literature. * Kirkus (starred review) *

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