Eneko and Aritz are part of a Basque nationalist gang which gets involved in the kale borroka disturbances. Libia is a young, anti-establishment squatter who comes to the city in the summer to sell jewellery in the street. She meets the pair by chance, resulting in an emotional triangle in which love and sex become confused. Aritz’s commitment to Euskal Herria will see him cross the line from street violence to terrorism and, after helping an ETA commando, he flees to France to join the group. Months later, Aritz will return to San Sebastián and will ask Eneko to do him a compromising favour. The story is doomed to end in tragedy.
A story of violence, friendship and passion.
Luz negra is a novel with two main elements: an intense love triangle, the story of a friendship, set in turbulent Euskadi and the world of ETA, in which the author Carlos Fonseca is a noted specialist.
Written at a breathtaking pace, and featuring exhaustive research and an elegantly constructed plot, Luz negra immerses us in an environment which stimulates all the senses. It is the brave, faithful story of a crude, intense reality.
Luz negra is a brave novel. ETA has been a taboo subject in Spanish fiction and few authors have dared to approach it from an emotional point of view, especially in such an objective way.