Why Little Darling
Why Little Darling narrates the day in the life of a single mother who struggles to come to grips with her personal predicament and her love for her son, Antxon. Written as a bittersweet internal monologue, the novella touches on universal themes such as the role of women, the female body, motherhood, marriage, and the emotional pain of separation. This is Arantxa Urretabizkaia's most popular work and is a classic of contemporary Basque literature. Originally published in 1979, this timely work catapulted Urretabizkaia into a spot as one of the Basque Country's most prestigious authors.