Found in the author's archive and published for the first time: a collection of three novellas - a joy for the many fans and followers of Roberto Bolano.
Roberto Bolano was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1953. He grew up in Chile and Mexico City. His first full-length novel, The Savage Detectives, won the Herralde Prize and the Romulo Gallegos Prize, and 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. Bolano died in Blanes, Spain, at the age of fifty. Described by the New York Times as "the most significant Latin American literary voice of his generation", in 2008 he was posthumously awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction for his novel 2666.
Companionable, exotic, witty and glamorously suggestive . .
. A primary element in the compound that keeps Bolanoites hooked is
the voice: it hardly matters what it's saying, or what the torrent
of words ultimately amounts to, when it speaks so seductively. *
Bolano's brilliant oeuvre expands with another bright starburst, this one comprising three separate yet thematically connected novellas . . . Bolano's inimitable style and searing vision will appeal to fans and new readers alike. * Booklist *
All three texts offer something unique and at times fascinating . . . a rare opportunity for the reader to witness the creation of a seemingly inexhaustible body of work. * El Pais *