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Bilbao - New York - Bilbao

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When Liborio Uribe found that he was going to die, he wanted to see a painting once again by Aurelio Arteta, his wife's father. Liborio had spent his entire life at sea, like his son Jose, living out unforgettable adventures which actually later fade into obscurity. Years later, faced with the same painting, Liborio's grandson Kirmin, a writer and poet, uses these family stories to write a novel. Bilbao-New York-Bilbao takes place during a flight to New York and tells the story of journeys of three generations of the same family. The key to the book is Liborio's fishing boat, named 'Dos Amigos': who are these two friends, and what is the nature of their friendship? Through letters, diaries, emails, poems and dictionaries, it creates a mosaic of memories and stories that combine to form a homage to a would that has almost disappeared, as well as a hymn to the continuity of life. A novel, it is also a reflection on the art of writing, and lies between life and fiction.

Fiction & PoetryFiction in translationFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Poetry Wales Press Publication Date: 10/10/2014 ISBN-13: 9781781722053  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Uribe's masterly debut, translated by Elizabeth Macklin, is a novel about its own formation - a beguiling collage of conversations, transcripts and stories passed from one destination to another. It is a book of arrivals and departures, of boats and airports; a moving celebration of the timeless art of storytelling. Uribe is a kind writer, whose sentences exude affection and compassion. As a reader, I fell for him completely and have felt compelled to share his work with every person I care for. A novel for travellers and storytellers and an all too rare insight into the wonders of Basque culture.

Gary, Fiction

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 03/12/2014

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