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Dave Boling

An extraordinary epic of love, family, and war set in the Basque town of Guernica before, during, and after its destruction by the German Luftwaffe during the Spanish Civil War.

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

Rich in the history of the region, the Red Baron, the Luftwaffe and even Picasso make appearances in Guernica as the fate of the Navarro family is traced through the early decades of the twentieth century.

'A heart-rending yet life-affirming story' Daily Mail

Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 978033046066801
Published: 20/04/2009

Dave Boling

Dave Boling

Dave Boling’s first novel, Guernica, was an international bestseller and winner of numerous awards, including the Richard and Judy Summer Reads and Waterstones New Voices of 2009. His second novel, set in South Africa during the Anglo-Boer War, is The Undesirables. He is a career journalist and lives in Seattle, Wash.

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