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The Savage Detectives By Roberto Bolano

The Savage Detectives
by Roberto Bolano

An exhilarating, must-read novel from one of Latin America's pre-eminent writers, and author of the acclaimed masterpiece 2666.
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With a new afterword by Natasha Wimmer `Savagely comic yet equally tender . . . This novel is an elegy for a generation' Independent New Year's Eve 1975, Mexico City. Two hunted men leave town in a hurry, on the desert-bound trail of a vanished poet. Spanning two decades and crossing continents, theirs is a remarkable quest through a darkening universe - our own. It is a journey told and shared by a generation of lovers, rebels and readers, whose testimonies are woven together into one of the most dazzling Latin American novels of the twentieth century. `The comic frenzy, the inventiveness of character and situation, and the mood-soaked depiction of 1970s Mexico is delightful' Times Literary Supplement `A portrait of people for whom literature is bread and water, sex and death. The abiding message to be taken from Bolano's novel, and maybe from his fraught life, too: books matter' GQ `It's no exaggeration to call Bolano a genius. The Savage Detectives alone should grant him immortality' Washington Post `Bolano makes you feel changed for having read him; he adjusts your angle of view on the world' Guardian

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Sku
GOR001283055
Title
The Savage Detectives
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Year published
Number of pages
592
ISBN 10
0330445154
ISBN 13
9780330445153
Prizes
N/A
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