Zeru horiek

Editor: Erein (Euskara)
Year: 1995

Irene is thirty-seven years old and just out of prison after a four-year sentence for terrorist involvement. On her first night of freedom, she wanders from bar to bar, picks up a stranger, and spends the night with him in a hotel. He treats her badly; she attacks him and escapes. She decides to return to her native Bilbao, and while waiting at the bus stop in Barcelona, she is approached by a man she believes to be a plainclothes policeman. By attaching herself to two nuns, she manages to board the bus without him, and her journey begins.

Other passengers on the bus include another plainclothes policeman, who is joined by the first farther down the line. Conversations strike up, and there begins an intricate game of hide-and-seek between strangers as they open up a little, make advances and diversions, and sidestep nimbly. As the bus continues across Spain and the travelers come increasingly into focus, Atxaga builds up tensions that can be resolved only after their arrival in Bilbao.

Other editions


Zeru horiek

Erein (Euskara) - 2001
ISBN: 978-84-7568-943-2
Pages: 128

Esos cielos

Ediciones B (Colección BDB) (Castellano) - 1997

Esos cielos

Punto de lectura (Castellano) - 2000
ISBN: 978-84-95501-08-0
Pages: 176

Esos cielos

Ediciones B (Colección Byblos) (Castellano) - 2004

Esos cielos

Alfaguara (Castellano) - 2007
ISBN: 978-84-204-7135-6
Pages: 136

Esos cielos

Ediciones B (Colección Ficcionario) (Castellano) - 1996

Aquells cels

La Magrana (Catalá) - 1999
ISBN: 978-84-8264-154-6

Fenster zum Himmel

Suhrkamp Verlag (Deutschland) - 1999
ISBN: 978-3518120989
Pages: 156



Le Serpent à Plumes (France) - 1995


Εκείνοι οι ουρανοιί



Utopija doo (Hrvatska) - pend

Sotto un altro cielo

Giunti Gruppo Editoriale (Italia) - 1998
ISBN: 978-88-8541-943-8
Pages: 160

To nebo

Beletrina (Slovenija) - 2000
ISBN: 961-6356-16-x
Pages: 140

Tuolla taivaalla

Tammi Publishers (Suomi) - 1999
ISBN: 978-95-1311-081-9
Pages: 156

Dessa himlar

Albert Bonniers Förlag (Sverige) - 1998
ISBN: 9100565857

Yalniz kadim

Dost Kitabevi (Turkey) - 2004

The lone woman

The Harvill Press (UK) - 1999
ISBN: 978-1860464218
Pages: 160
Translation: Margaret Jull Costa