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Nevada Days

(2017)
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Nevada Days is a fictionalised account of Atxaga's nine months' stay as writer-in-residence at the Centre for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada. He is accompanied by his wife, Angela, who is also doing research there, and by their two daughters. During their first few weeks, the family encounter a strange mapache (racoon), which is always staring at them from the garden, a flight of helicopters immediately overhead, a black widow spider, a warning about bears, a party of prisoners in the desert, a lake that is somehow far too calm and too blue, and, not long into their stay, the kidnap and murder of a young girl living in the house right next door.

Atxaga tells us about all these strange encounters, and about his colleagues at the university, about the trips the family make to California and across the Sierra Nevada and to Lake Tahoe, but this narrative is also interspersed with accounts of his dreams, with stories from his past.

Nevada Days seductively weaves together past and present, and shows us how deeply marked we are by experience and history and relationships, however fleeting or enduring, and reminds us what a very strange thing life is.

Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa

    

Used availability for Bernardo Atxaga's Nevada Days

Hardback Editions

July 2017 : UK Hardback

Title: Nevada Days
Author(s): Bernardo Atxaga
ISBN: 0-85705-535-6 / 978-0-85705-535-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

July 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Nevada Days: A Novel
Author(s): Bernardo Atxaga
ISBN: 1-55597-810-X / 978-1-55597-810-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Graywolf Press
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December 2017 : UK Paperback

Title: Nevada Days
Author(s): Bernardo Atxaga
ISBN: 0-85705-537-2 / 978-0-85705-537-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Nevada Days (MacLehose Press Editions)
Author(s): Bernardo Atxaga
ISBN: 0-85705-536-4 / 978-0-85705-536-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Nevada Days: A Novel
Author(s): Bernardo Atxaga
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


June 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Nevada Days (MacLehose Press Editions Book 5)
Author(s): Bernardo Atxaga
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon UK