The Lone Woman by Bernardo Atxaga

The Lone Woman

Bernardo Atxaga

This novel is deeply disturbing yet cathartic. After being imprisoned for four years for terrorism, the lone woman has been released. During her journey home to Bilbao she tries to come to terms with her life, where she has been and what the future holds for her.


She hadn't been able to smoke that brand, her usual one, for several years; it was a brand she had chosen as an adolescent, as an emblem almost of her own personality. She had been 'the girl who smoked Lark' and now, after spending four years in a prison cell in Barcelona, there was a chance of being that girl again.

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