Basque novel evokes unresolved history of violence

Fictional account of lives shattered by Basque terrorism rekindles debate about memory and reconciliation.

epa05717347 Thousands of people protest during a demonstration against the dispersion of terrorist group ETA's prisoners held in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain, 14 January 2017. The protest was held against the government's decision to disperse the some 350 imprisoned ETA members and sympathizers to some 40 prisons in order to hamper communication among them. EPA/Javier ZorrillaBARCELONA — A novelist’s “brutal” portrayal of the impact of Basque terrorism on ordinary people’s lives has stepped in to fill the post-conflict vacuum in the northern Spanish region where there has been no peace process…

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