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Twist by Harkaitz Cano
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Twist by Harkaitz Cano
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Feb 27, 2018 | ISBN 9780914671824

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“Cano’s book is a meditation on secrets and historical truth, no small issue in a Spain that is still dealing with the Civil War of the 1930s. . . Camus meets Hamlet: a slow but meaningful examination of guilt and expiation.” — Kirkus Reviews

Twist makes its distinctive contributions by exploring what might have never been recorded, by considering what might have escaped documentation or even recollection…translator Amaia Gabantxo expertly locates latent rhythms in Cano’s prose and renders a number of different narrative voices.” –Sam Carter, Asymptote Magazine

Twist is a powerful novel of the effects of violence within a society and how the repercussions of violent acts continue to be felt for years and decades after they take place.” ––LitFlits (blog)

“Narrated with extraordinary verve… We need works like these, conceived and composed without any hint of frivolity, set out on the endless task of making our world more intelligible.” — Ricardo Senabre, El Cultural

“Surgical, glittering, and poetic prose … Cano has created a branching multiplicity of stories within a story, borrowing from the mastery of William Faulkner, Saul Bellow, or Philip Roth. Literature with a capital L.” — Hasier Rekondo, Koult

“What makes Twist such a powerful novel is precisely the fact that it does not take sides, but rather digs down into the human experience and into what makes human beings so worthy of both admiration and contempt.” — J.A. Masoliver Ródenas, La Vanguardia

“Action-packed as the twist, bitter as the tango, nostalgic as the bolero. A novel where there are no heroes, only men of flesh and bone, who can cheat and betray and abandon.” — Rosa Berros Canuria, Cuentame una Historia

“A grand novel…an intense and profound history…despite being set in the context of the Basque conflict, the novel tells us about all of friendship, of the absence and the feeling of guilt.” — Javier Rojos, El Correo

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