Perfect Happiness

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Center for Basque Studies, University of Nevada at Reno, 2007 - Fiction - 145 pages
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Perfect Happiness is a realist novel with lyrical overtones. It explores the effect that witnessing a terrorist assassination has on a sixteen-year-old girl's life. The narrative moves from the moment the assassination takes place to fourteen years later in the girl's life, and the novel, which is both moral and confessional in tone, navigates those two planes effortlessly. The novel is moral, but not moralistic, because by confronting such horror the author has made a clear stand against the pursuit of happiness devoid of conscience.

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Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
19
Section 3
26
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About the author (2007)

Gabantxo is a literary translator, writer and reviewer. Her work appears in many journals and newspapers, including the Times Literary Supplement and The Independent, as well as in An Anthology of Basque Short Stories (University of Nevada) and Spain: A Traveler's Literary Companion (Whereabouts Press). Her translation of Lertxundi's Perfect Happiness is forthcoming from University of Nevada Press.

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