The Savage Detectives


An exhilarating, must-read novel from one of Latin America’s pre-eminent writers, and author of the acclaimed masterpiece 2666.

ISBN: 9780330509527 Author: Bolano, Roberto Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publication Date: 4th September 2009 Imprint: Picador Cover: Paperback Dewey: 863.64 (edition:22) Pages: 591 Edition: Reprints Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , ,

With an afterword by Natasha Wimmer.

Winner of the Herralde Prize and the Rómulo Gallegos Prize. 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.

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.

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