All That Followed

All That Followed

A Novel

Book - 2015
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"It's 2004 in Muriga, a quiet town in Spain's northern Basque Country, a place with more secrets than inhabitants. Five years have passed since the kidnapping and murder of a young local politician--a family man and father--and the town's rhythms have almost returned to normal. But in the aftermath of the Atocha train bombings in Madrid, an act of terrorism that rocked a nation and a world, the townspeople want a reckoning of Muriga's own troubled past: Everyone knows who pulled the trigger five years ago, but is the young man now behind bars the only one to blame? All That Followed peels away the layers of a crime complicated by history, love, and betrayal. The accounts of three townspeople in particular--the councilman's beautiful young widow, the teenage radical now in jail for the crime, and an aging American teacher hiding a traumatic past of his own--hold the key to what really happened. And for these three, it's finally time to confront what they can find of the truth. Inspired by a true story, All That Followed is a powerful, multifaceted novel about a nefarious kind of violence that can take hold when we least expect. Urgent, elegant, and gorgeously atmospheric, Urza's debut is a book for the world we live in now, and it marks the arrival of a brilliant new writer to watch"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Henry Holt and Co.,, 2015
Edition: First edition
Description: 256 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9781627792431
1627792430
Branch Call Number: Urza
Additional Contributors: Urza, Gabriel

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multcolib_darceem Aug 25, 2015

Alternating characters unwind the history of a small Basque town, including the murder of a local outsider politician. A great debut with complex characters, rich atmosphere and a bit of mystery.

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