2666

2666 A Novel

1st paperback ed

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Synopsis

Bookseller Ray says "Trust me this beast of a Chilean novel in a Mexico never before revealed is a dead cert to re-ignite a love of literature. Intense, beautiful, exciting and knowing."

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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Picador

Picador

Picador publishes outstanding international writing, fiction and non-fiction, in both hardback and paperback, and has numerous prize winners on its list. Picador has established a reputation for literary fiction with a broad commercial appeal, groundbreaking non-fiction, (particularly, reportage, literary biography and memoir) and a formidable poetry list, which has consistently won many of the major prizes.

Book information

ISBN: 9780330447430
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Imprint: Picador
Pub date:
Edition: 1st paperback ed
DEWEY: 863.64
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 898
Weight: 610g
Height: 197mm
Width: 133mm
Spine width: 52mm