Translations: Translated into Spanish (Seix Barral), Japanese (Hakusui Sha), Chinese (Lijiang Publishing House), Catalan (Edicions 62), Galician (Xerais), Dutch (De Blauwe Tijger).

In May 1937, after the bombing of Gernika, thousands of Basque children left the port of Bilbao for exile. Among them was Karmentxu, an eight-year-old girl who was taken in in Ghent, Belgium, by the writer Robert Mussche. Robert’s life will change with the arrival of the girl, her involvement in the resistance during the Civil War and the advent of World War II.

This novel is the story that the author himself tells his best friend, recently deceased, “the story of an anonymous hero, one of those we see on the street.”