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2666

2666

by Roberto Bolano
Paperback
Publication Date: 05/09/2009
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A NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER

New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2008
Time Magazine's Best Book of 2008
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New York Magazine Top Ten Books of 2008


Three academics on the trail of a reclusive German author; a New York reporter on his first Mexican assignment; a widowed philosopher; a police detective in love with an elusive older woman--these are among the searchers drawn to the border city of Santa Teresa, where over the course of a decade hundreds of women have disappeared.

In the words of The Washington Post, With 2666, Roberto Bolano joins the ambitious overachievers of the twentieth-century novel, those like Proust, Musil, Joyce, Gaddis, Pynchon, Fuentes, and Vollmann, who push the novel far past its conventional size and scope to encompass an entire era, deploying encyclopedic knowledge and stylistic verve to offer a grand, if sometimes idiosyncratic, summation of their culture and the novelist's place in it. Bolano has joined the immortals.
ISBN:
9780312429218
9780312429218
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
05-09-2009
Language:
English
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
898
Dimensions (mm):
208x142x43mm
Weight:
0.73kg
Roberto Bolano

Roberto Bolaño was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1953. He grew up in Chile and Mexico City.

He is the author of The Savage Detectives, which received the Herralde Prize and the Rómulo Gallegos Prize, and 2666, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. He died in Blanes, Spain, at the age of fifty.

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