This challenge that I have taken up is full of firsts. In this case this is my first Basque author, unfortunately I wasn’t too crzy about this book though.
Obabakoak is both a short story collection and a novella combined, the short stories are at the beginning and then the last half consists of two novellas, one of deals with the art of short story writing. The fictional country of Obaba features.
The first two short stories are excellent – marvelous in fact, but from then onwards the rest of the novel ranges from good to OK. I’m always at a loss with short stories because inconsistency tends to creep in no matter what.