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Overview

A powerful, provocative, and politically charged fictionalized memoir

Mikel lives with his wife and two children in Costur, an idyllic Spanish town surrounded by hills. He has a job selling candy, but Mikel is a dreamer, not a businessman, and money is tight. What’s more, the ordinariness of smalltown life is preventing him from fulfilling a life-long dream: to become a writer.

Seeking both drama and financial security, Mikel takes a job as a bodyguard. His family is soon uprooted to the Basque Country, where Mikel is charged with protecting politicians from the armed separatist group ETA. It is a job that provides drama worthy of the page—but only at the cost of fear, uncertainty, and family breakdown.

In Mikel, author Mark Bellido draws on his own experiences to create a powerful and provocative story about a man who risks everything in the pursuit of a dream.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781910593707
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 10/15/2019
Edition description: Translatio
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 1,240,169
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Mark Bellido is a Belgian novelist and graphic novel writer. He spent four years protecting Basque politicians from ETA. Judith Vanistendael is a Belgian comics artist. Her books include When David Lost His Voice and Dance by the Light of the Moon.

Interviews

Bellido: Belgium
Vanistendael: Belgium

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