The man shook her hand. The woman sat down opposite, with her handbag between her feet, feet which were half-exposed in low-heeled slingbacks. The man looked over the top of his glasses at her. “Are you feeling okay?” “Yes.” “Would you like any water?” “No.” “Tea, coffee…?” “No.” “Esther Salarrue Arribalzaga.” “Yes.” “Okay […]
EIDER RODRÍGUEZ was born in Rentería, Basque Country, on 18 May 1977. She published her first book of stories Y poco después ahora (2007) when she was just 26, followed by Carne (2007), Un montón de gatos (2010) and Un corazón demasiado grande (2017), the anthology from which this story is taken. As well as being an editor and writer, she has also been a screenwriter and translator and is currently a lecturer in Language and Literature at the Universidad del País Vasco in Donostia-San Sebastián. She lives in Hendaya, a small coastal town on the border, away from the noise, with her family, trees, plants, books, and cats.