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2666 [Unabridged] [Paperback]

Roberto Bolano
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'Now's the chance to immerse yourself in his labyrinthine portrait of the violence of the 20th century and the possibilities of literature.'
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'The Chilean is being canonised by critics as the first great writer of this century.' --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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'A masterpiece, the electrifying literary event of the year. 2666: The Best Book of 2008.' --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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'One of the greatest and most distinctive voices in modern fiction.' --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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'Not only a supreme capstone to his own vaulting ambition, but a landmark in what's possible for the novel.' --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Santa Teresa, on the Mexico–US border, is an urban sprawl that draws in lost souls. Among them are three academics on the trail of a reclusive German author; a New York reporter on his first Mexican assignment; a widowed philosopher; and a police detective in love with an elusive older woman. But there is darker side still to the town. It is an emblem of corruption, violence and decadence, and one from which, over the course of a decade, hundreds of women have mysteriously, often brutally, disappeared. Told in five parts, 2666 is the epic novel that defines one of Latin America’s greatest writers and his unique vision of the modern world. Conceived on an astonishing scale, and – in the last years of Roberto Bolaño’s life – with burning, visionary commitment, it has been greeted across Europe and Latin America as his masterpiece, surpassing even his previous work in inventiveness, imagination, beauty and scope. ‘Vital, thrilling and life-enhancing. Readers who haves snacked on a writer such as Haruki Murakami will feast on Roberto Bolaño’ Sunday Times ‘A landmark in what’s possible for the novel. Bolaño has proven it can do anything’ New York Times ‘Startling anarchic grace. Bolaño has come close to re-imagining the novel’ Independent ‘A visionary exploration of life and literature’ Guardian --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Roberto Bolaño was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1953. He grew up in Chile and Mexico City. His first full-length novel, The Savage Detectives (Picador 2007), received the Heralde Prize and the Romulo Gallegos Prize when it appeared in 1998. He died in Blanes, Spain, at the age of fifty. Natasha Wimmer’s translation of The Savage Detectives was chosen as one of the ten best books of 2007 by the Washington Post and the New York Times.
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