Soinujolearen semea

Editor: Pamiela (Euskara)
Year: 2003
ISBN: 84-7681-384-8
Pages: 444

As David Imaz, on the threshold of adulthood, divides his time between his uncle Juan's ranch and his life in the village, where he reluctantly practices the accordion, a tradition that his authoritarian father insists he continue, he becomes increasingly aware of the long shadow cast by the Spanish Civil War.

Letters found in a hotel attic, along with a silver pistol, lead David to unravel the story of the conflict, including his father's association with the fascists, and the opposition of his uncle, who took considerable risks in helping to hide a wanted republican. With affection and lucidity, Bernardo Atxaga describes the evolution of a young man caught between country and town, between his uncle the horse-breeder and his political father. The course of David's life changes one summer night when he agrees to shelter a group of students on the run from the military police.

This is the most accomplished novel to date by an internationally celebrated writer. The Accordionist's Son is memorable for its epic scope?from 1936 to 1999?and the details with which it sparkles in gorgeous prose. It is easy to understand why The Observer listed Atxaga as one of the top twenty-one writers for the twenty-first century.

"A gorgeous and ambitious story about the Basque land and language." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

A celebrated international author, listed among the "21 top writers for the 21st century" - The Observer, U.K.

"The first great Basque novel." - Times Literary Supplement

Other editions

Cuhgm Ha akopgeoHucma

Nahopama (Bulgaria) - 2009
Translation: Maria Pachkova.

El hijo del acordeonista

Alfaguara (Castellano) - 2004
ISBN: 978-84-204-6698-9
Pages: 488

El hijo del acordeonista

?? (Castellano)

El hijo del acordeonista

Circulo de lectores (Castellano)

El fill de l'acordionista

Edicions 62 (Catalá) - 2004
ISBN: 978-84-29759631
Pages: 480

Harmonikaspillerens sřn

Samlerem (Danmark) - 2007
ISBN: 978-87-63802413

Der Sohn des Akkordeon spielers

Insel Verlag (Deutschland) - 2006
ISBN: 34-58173110
Pages: 462

Le fils de l'accordéoniste

Christian Bourgois (France) - 2007
ISBN: 978-22-67019100
Pages: 552

O fillo do acordeonista

Xerais (Galego) - 2004
ISBN: 978-84-97822503
Pages: 552

Il libro di mio fratello

Einaudi (Italia) - 2007
ISBN: 978-88-06178024
Pages: 393

De zoon van de accordeonist

Nijgh & Van Ditmar (Nederland) - 2005
ISBN: 90-388-00233 



ZNAK (Polska) - pend

Сьін аккордеониста

Azbooka (Russia) - 2006

Harmonikarjev sin

Studentska Zalozba (Slovenija) - 2006
ISBN: 961-242-063-7
Pages: 488

Dragspelarens Son

Albert Bonniers Förlag (Sverige) - 2008
ISBN: 978-91-0010-956-1
Pages: 440
Translation: Ulla Roseen

The Accordionist's Son

The Harvill Press (UK) - 2008
ISBN: 978-1-84343-280-7
Pages: 384
Translation: Margaret Jull Costa

The Accordionist's Son

Graywolf (USA) - 2008
ISBN: 978-1-55597-517-3
Pages: 400
Translation: Margaret Jull Costa

(Soinujolearen semea)

Editions Ekkremés (Hellas) - 2013

Akordeoncunun Oğlu

Alef (Turkiye) - 2013
ISBN: 9789944494670
Pages: 384


Shinchosha (Nipon) - 2020
Translation: Nami Kaneko

Il figlio del fisarmonicista

21lettere (italiano) - 2024
ISBN: 9788831441438
Pages: 541
Translation: Paola Tomasinelli