The Great Westward Walk: From the Front Door to the End of the Earth

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by Antxon (Bolitx) González Gabarain (Author), Rebekah Scott (Translator)

“The Great Westward Walk” is the long-awaited English translation of “El Gran Caminante,” the best-selling contemporary Spanish narrative of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. The tale is told by “Bolitx,” a Basque pilgrim who walked in 2008 from his hometown on the Cantabrian Sea along a disused pilgrim trail, joining “the Mighty Camino Frances” in Santo Domingo de la Calzada.

Along the Way to Santiago he spins colorful tales of family life in a Basque village: ghost trains, kindly nuns, and card-shark grannies; as well as his daily dealings with pilgrims: the pot-smokers, saints, liars, and scholars who share his journey. Peppered with camino history never before seen in English; it’s an unforgettable view into the character of a witty soul both Spaniard and Basque.

“The Great Westward Walk” was this young author’s great and final work: he finished the written journey three days before ALS ended his life at age 41.

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05/12/2019

The Great Westward Walk (english trans)

A fantastic read. Loved its quirkiness, humour and insight to Spanish culture. It has inspired me to learn more of the Basques & have the “Vasco” on my radar for a future camino. Planning from Bayonne via Vasco, CF, Salvatore & Primitivo to Santiago

GL
Greg L.
Australia
10/08/2017

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Very easy, and book arrived in good time. I can’ t say too much about it yet as my reading opportunities have been hit and miss lately, but it starts off with plenty to draw me further into the story...

SM
Sandra M.
Ireland
10/06/2017

Excellent experience

Bought and love the book,'The Great Westward Walk. Over the years I have purchased a number of different items, the products, the shipping and total experience has always been excellent. Any questions get immediate response. Highly recommend.

DJ
David J.
United States

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5 Based on 3 Reviews
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05/12/2019

The Great Westward Walk (english trans)

A fantastic read. Loved its quirkiness, humour and insight to Spanish culture. It has inspired me to learn more of the Basques & have the “Vasco” on my radar for a future camino. Planning from Bayonne via Vasco, CF, Salvatore & Primitivo to Santiago

GL
Greg L.
Australia
10/08/2017

Experience of buying a book from Camino Forum Store

Very easy, and book arrived in good time. I can’ t say too much about it yet as my reading opportunities have been hit and miss lately, but it starts off with plenty to draw me further into the story...

SM
Sandra M.
Ireland
10/06/2017

Excellent experience

Bought and love the book,'The Great Westward Walk. Over the years I have purchased a number of different items, the products, the shipping and total experience has always been excellent. Any questions get immediate response. Highly recommend.

DJ
David J.
United States