The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano

The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano

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Arturo Belano and Ulises Lima, poets and leaders of a movement they call visceral realism, leave Mexico City to track down the poet Cesarea Tinajero, who disappeared into the Sonora desert - and obscurity - decades before. But the detectives are themselves hunted men, and their search for the past will end in violence, flight, and permanent exile.

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New Year's Eve, 1975: Arturo Belano and Ulises Lima, poets and leaders of a movement they call visceral realism, leave Mexico City in a borrowed white Impala. Their mission: to track down the poet Cesarea Tinajero, who disappeared into the Sonora desert - and obscurity - decades before. But the detectives are themselves hunted men, and their search for the past will end in violence, flight, and permanent exile.In this dazzling novel, Roberto Bolano tells the story of two modern-day Quixotes on a twenty-year, multi-continent, tragicomic quest through a darkening universe. 'A unique voice asserting the importance and exuberance of literature...Bolano writes with such elegance, verve and style and is so immensely readable. He makes you feel changed for having read him; he adjusts your angle of view on the world' - "Guardian". 'Part road movie, part joyful, nostalgic confession. A masterpiece' - "Daily Telegraph" 'Extraordinary...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".

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SKU GOR001283055
Title The Savage Detectives
Author By (author) Roberto Bolano
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Year Published 2008
Number of Pages 592
ISBN 10 0330445154
ISBN 13 9780330445153
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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New Year's Eve, 1975: Arturo Belano and Ulises Lima, poets and leaders of a movement they call visceral realism, leave Mexico City in a borrowed white Impala. Their mission: to track down the poet Cesarea Tinajero, who disappeared into the Sonora desert - and obscurity - decades before. But the detectives are themselves hunted men, and their search for the past will end in violence, flight, and permanent exile.In this dazzling novel, Roberto Bolano tells the story of two modern-day Quixotes on a twenty-year, multi-continent, tragicomic quest through a darkening universe. 'A unique voice asserting the importance and exuberance of literature...Bolano writes with such elegance, verve and style and is so immensely readable. He makes you feel changed for having read him; he adjusts your angle of view on the world' - "Guardian". 'Part road movie, part joyful, nostalgic confession. A masterpiece' - "Daily Telegraph" 'Extraordinary...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".
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001283055
Title The Savage Detectives
Author By (author) Roberto Bolano
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Year Published 2008
Number of Pages 592
ISBN 10 0330445154
ISBN 13 9780330445153
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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