2666: A Novel
Roberto Bolaño

2666: A Novel

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A NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER

New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2008
Time Magazine's Best Book of 2008

Los Angeles Times Best Books of 2008
San Francisco Chronicle's 50 Best Fiction Books of 2008
Seattle Times Best Books of 2008
New York Magazine Top Ten Books of 2008


Three academics on the trail of a reclusive German author; a New York reporter on his first Mexican assignment; a widowed philosopher; a police detective in love with an elusive older woman--these are among the searchers drawn to the border city of Santa Teresa, where over the course of a decade hundreds of women have disappeared.

In the words of The Washington Post, With 2666, Roberto Bola o joins the ambitious overachievers of the twentieth-century novel, those like Proust, Musil, Joyce, Gaddis, Pynchon, Fuentes, and Vollmann, who push the novel far past its conventional size and scope to encompass an entire era, deploying encyclopedic knowledge and stylistic verve to offer a grand, if sometimes idiosyncratic, summation of their culture and the novelist's place in it. Bola o has joined the immortals.


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Published by: Picador
Translated by: Natasha Wimmer
Pub date: 09/01/2009
Binding type: Paperback
Pages: 898
ISBN: 9780312429218
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    A NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER

    New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2008
    Time Magazine's Best Book of 2008

    Los Angeles Times Best Books of 2008
    San Francisco Chronicle's 50 Best Fiction Books of 2008
    Seattle Times Best Books of 2008
    New York Magazine Top Ten Books of 2008


    Three academics on the trail of a reclusive German author; a New York reporter on his first Mexican assignment; a widowed philosopher; a police detective in love with an elusive older woman--these are among the searchers drawn to the border city of Santa Teresa, where over the course of a decade hundreds of women have disappeared.

    In the words of The Washington Post, With 2666, Roberto Bola o joins the ambitious overachievers of the twentieth-century novel, those like Proust, Musil, Joyce, Gaddis, Pynchon, Fuentes, and Vollmann, who push the novel far past its conventional size and scope to encompass an entire era, deploying encyclopedic knowledge and stylistic verve to offer a grand, if sometimes idiosyncratic, summation of their culture and the novelist's place in it. Bola o has joined the immortals.