Atxaga knows how to entertain, to move and to give the autobiography all the charm of fiction.
A poetic and rhythmic accumulation of stories and reflections, experiences and emotions.
Not just a Basque novelist but the Basque novelist.
A brilliantly inventive writer.
A hybrid endeavour, bringing together journalistic excerpts, letters, diary entries, telephone conversations, memories, surreal night-time ponderings and dreams . . . [by] the most important Basque writer of his generation