2666

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2666 is the epic novel that defined one of Latin America’s greatest writers and Roberto Bolaño’s unique vision of the twentieth century.

ISBN: 9780330447430 Author: Bolano, Roberto Publisher: Picador Publication Date: 15th January 2010 Imprint: Picador Cover: Paperback Dewey: 863.64 (edition:22) Pages: 898 Edition: |1st paperback ed Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , ,

Written with burning intensity in the last years of Roberto Bolaño’s life, 2666 has been hailed across the world as the great writer’s masterpiece, surpassing everything in imagination, beauty and scope. It is a novel on an astonishing scale from a passionate visionary.

Santa Teresa, on the Mexico-US border: an urban sprawl that draws lost souls to it like a vortex. Convicts and academics find themselves here, as does an American sportswriter, a teenage student with her widowed father, and a reclusive, ‘missing’ author. But there is a darker side to the town. As in the real town of Juárez, on which Santa Teresa is based, girls and women are disappearing at an alarming rate . . .

As 2666 progresses, as the sense of conspiracy grows, as the shadow of the apocalypse draws closer, Santa Teresa becomes an emblem of the corruption, violence and decadence of twentieth-century European history.

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