Radiobooks / Twelve hours is a long time - KristinaGoikoetxea Langarika
You are here: Home/Radiobooks/Kristina Goikoetxea Langarika


Kristina Goikoetxea Langarika
Twelve hours is a long time

After spending thirty years at an African mission post Daniel returns to his home town somewhere in Southern Europe. He has his reasons for returning but he has not informed his family of his imminent arrival. However there is no question of a real homecoming, as when he gets there he sees that the town has changed beyond all recognition. His sense of alienation grows when his family fails to welcome him as the prodigal son who has finally returned. His family appear to be more concerned about the advent of the HST which will link the town with the capital, an idea which pleases some but not others.

Listen to this book

Vlaams Nederlands Huis de Buren Radio Netherlands The Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature


Kristina Goikoetxea Langarika

Kristina Goikoetxea (b. the Basque Country, 1971) has lived in the Netherlands since 1995. She took translation studies in Granada and Dutch in Leiden. She is currently working as a freelance translator and journalist for various cultural newspapers in Spain. Goikoetxea has also written stories for the literary magazines Hollands Maandblad and De Tweede Ronde. Her first book, Eva Mar, was published by De Geus in November 2007.

[More info]