At a glance:
- Author: Roberto Bolano
- First Published: 2004
- Type of Work: Novel
- Time of Work: 1920 to 2001
- Setting: Europe, the United States, and northern Mexico
- Genres: Long fiction
- Subjects: Crime or criminals, Murder or homicide, Mexico or Mexicans, Chile or Chileans
- Locales: North America
Nearly nine hundred pages long in Natasha Wimmer’s superb translation, Roberto Bolaño’s novel 2666 pieces together diverse types of fictionamong them murder mystery, war story, love story, portrait of an artist, and police thrillerinto a story as garish, moving, and perplexing as a ralli quilt. Above all, it concerns families and friendship. In each of its five parts the narrative resolution involves some decisive action intended by one person to save a loved one, often from one of the most hellish places ever conceived in modern literature.
That place is...
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