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The Savage Detectives - by Roberto Bolano (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 648

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Literary

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Picador USA

Age Range: Adult

Author: Roberto Bolano

Language: English

TCIN: 11336723
UPC: 9780312427481
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-5188


"An utterly unique achievement--a modern epic rich in character and event. . . . [He is] the most important writer to emerge from Latin America since Garc�a M�rquez." --San Francisco Chronicle

"My favorite writer . . . The Savage Detectives is an ark bearing all the strange salvage of poetry and youth from catastrophes past and those yet to come." --Nicole Krauss, author of The History of Love

"The Savage Detectives is deeply satisfying. . . . Bola�o's book throws down a great, clunking, formal gauntlet to his readers' conventional expectations. . . . A very good novel." --Thomas McGonigle, Los Angeles Times

"One of the most respected and influential writers of [his] generation . . . At once funny and vaguely, pervasively, frightening." --John Banville, The Nation

"A bizarre and mesmerizing novel . . . It's a lustful story--lust for sex, lust for self, lust for the written word." --Esquire

"Roberto Bola�o's masterwork, at last translated into English, confirms this Chilean's status as Latin America's literary enfant terrible." --Vogue

"Combustible . . . A glittering, tumbling diamond of a book . . . When you are done with this book, you will believe there is no engine more powerful than the human voice." --Emily Carter Roiphe, Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

"An exuberantly sprawling, politically charged picaresque novel." --Elle

"Wildly enjoyable . . . Bola�o beautifully manages to keep his comedy and his pathos in the same family." --The New York Times Book Review

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