Atxaga masterfully weaves the passionate stories of the inhabitants of Obaba-the geography professor recalling his strange love affair with a woman he only knows through letters, the young teacher learning to ward off loneliness throughout a long, cold winter, the writer turning his life around with the discovery of an astonishing detail in an enlarged old photo school. A celebration of the power of books that transport us to unknown places and rescue us from a life of solitude, this novel brims with humor, irony, magic, and mystery. Description in Spanish: Obabakoak reune las apasionantes historias de los habitantes del territorio de Obaba: el profesor de geografia que recuerda su extrana relacion amorosa con una chica que solo conoce por sus cartas, la joven maestra que tiene que aprender a combatir la soledad a lo largo de un frio invierno, la relacion de un canonigo con un nino perdido en el bosque, el escritor que da un giro a su vida cuando descubre un detalle asombroso en la ampliacion de una vieja foto de la escuela... Bernardo Atxaga hila con maestria todas estas historias para celebrar el poder de la palabra: las viejas cartas donde se consignan los secretos y las confesiones mas intimas, los recuerdos, los libros que nos llevan a otros lugares y que nos tienden una mano para rescatarnos de la soledad.
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Bernardo Atxaga was born in Gipuzkoa in Spain in 1951 and lives in the Basque Country, writing in Basque and Spanish. He is a prizewinning novelist and poet, whose books, including The Accordionist's Son and Seven Houses in France, have won critical acclaim in Spain and abroad. His works have been translated into twenty-two languages.Language Notes:
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