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Homeland by Fernando Aramburu, Alfred MacAdam


Fernando Aramburu, Alfred MacAdam

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Imprint: Picador
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication date: 14 May 2019
ISBN: 9781509858026

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

4 stars out of 5
Johanna Thomas-Corr
12 May 2019

"Brutality, terrorism and division infuse a powerful saga"

Homeland is a brutal, austere novel, broad in psychological and moral scope, about the human toll of the long, dirty war between the Spanish state and the Basque pro-independence group Eta... Aramburu is a captivating writer despite his tics. Few books make me cry these days but by the final page I found my eyes prickling with tears. By examining his society in such close detail, Aramburu encourages us to reflect on the bitter divisions in our own world and the opportunities we have for reconciliation. The people we learn most about in Homeland are ourselves.