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Martutene by Ramon Saizarbitoria


Winner of the Basque Country’s Fiction Prize, Martutene is a unique novel destined to become an essential reference of Contemporary World Literature.

Abaitua and Pilar, a gynecologist and a neurosurgeon, and Martin and Julia, a writer and a translator, are two couples worn down by years of marriage who have slid off into a kind of bored decadence. Their group of friends and family complete an insightful portrait of post-independence movement Basque life in which the arrival of Lynn, a refreshing young American sociologist, will trigger unexpected events.

Martutene is a truly outstanding work of fiction in which life and art weave and tangle. An exploration of those thoughts and feelings that expose our miseries and our deepest fears as human beings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788494426278
Publisher: Hispabooks
Publication date: 10/25/2016
Pages: 816
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.50(d)

About the Author


Ramón Saizarbitoria: Ramón Saizarbitoria (Gipuzkoa, 1944) is a Basque writer who lives in San Sebastián. He has a BA in Sociology (University of Fribourg, Switzerland) and is a member of the Royal Academy of Basque language. He has published over 12 novels, 4 essays and won twice the Basque Country's Literature Prize.

Aritz Branton: Aritz Branton is a British translator who lives in San Sebastián. He translates from English into Basque and literature from Basque into English (Koldo Zuazo, Javi Cillero). He writes on literature and music for the Basque magazines "Entzun" and "Thebalde".

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