Boling, Dave Guernica

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Guernica

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In 1935, Miguel Navarro finds himself in conflict with the Spanish Civil Guard, so he flees the Basque fishing village of Lekeitio to make a new start in Guernica, the centre of Basque culture and tradition. In the midst of this isolated bastion of democratic values, Miguel finds more than a new life – he finds someone to live for. Miren Ansotegui is the charismatic and graceful dancer who he meets there, and the two discover a love they believe nothing can destroy . . .

History and fiction merge seamlessly in this beautiful novel about the resilience of family, love, and tradition in the face of hardship. The bombing of Guernica was a devastating experiment in total warfare by the German Luftwaffe in the run-up to the Second World War. For the Basques, it was an attack on the soul of their nation; for the world, it was an unprecedented crime against humanity.

Dave boling reintroduces the event and paints his own picture of a people so strong, vibrant, and proud that they are willing to do whatever it takes to protect their values, their country, and their loved ones.

'Boling breathes life into a flash point in history and creates an endearing and tragic drama that feels relevant today. Guernica is an ambitious debut by a writer whose daring imagination and seamless prose transports us to an extraordinary time and place' Jim Lynch, author of The Highest Tide

'[A]mbitious . . . A moving tale of courage and resilience that celebrates the history of an embattled culture . . . This is a very good novel indeed―and a crucial reminder that genocidal folly is never as far away from us as we might wish' Kirkus

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'A heart-rending yet life-affirming story... not dissimilar to Louis de Bernières'

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Guernica is a wonderful debut telling the story of two families set before and during the Spanish Civil War, revolving around the bombing of Guernica.

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