Nevada Days

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Product Details

Price
$16.00
Publisher
Graywolf Press
Publish Date
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.5 X 1.0 X 8.2 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781555978105
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About the Author

Bernardo Atxaga is a prizewinning author whose books, including Seven Houses in France and The Accordionist's Son, have won international critical acclaim. His works have been translated into thirty-two languages. He lives in the Basque Country.

Reviews

"Nevada Days serves as an inverse retelling of [Laxalt's Sweet Promised Land], and through the precision of Atxaga's language and the truths about Nevada and America he brings forth, it certainly meets the standard set by its predecessor. Its pages carry the smell of sagebrush and ring of slot machines, and will bring readers deep into its messy beauty."--The Washington Post

"The sublime meets the surreal in this hypnotic blend of memoir and fiction by the great Basque writer as he explores Reno, Nevada, an outpost teeming with David Lynch-like menace and haunted dreams."--Oprah.com

"In brief journal-entry chapters translated into English by the inimitable Margaret Jull Costa, Atxaga's grand curiosity never dulls or wavers, nor does his wife's and two daughters'. Part of the thrill of Nevada Days is to marvel at a family's ceaseless desire to explore America at a crossroads during the limited time they have."--The Millions

"Atxaga's intriguing new novel, Nevada Days, is a marvelous meยดlange that combines interwoven time- and storylines with journal-like entries, fiction, and memoir to create a literary effect at once entertaining and disturbing."--Pasatiempo

"In real life, Bernardo Atxaga had a nine-month-long residency at the University of Nevada's Center for Basque Studies. That experience provides the inspiration for this novel, which fictionalizes his time in Nevada and offers a glimpse of shifting landscapes, dislocation, and the surreal."--Vol. 1 Brooklyn

"[Nevada Days] takes a diary form, and thoughts, observations, and memories, bump into each other like buoys on the sea. . . . Readers will smell the pervasive sagebrush and feel the lurking danger of the Wild West, a place where footsteps quickly disappear in the dry air and always shifting sand."--Ploughshares