An exotic and highly imaginative literary masterpiece by Chile's finest contemporary writer.
Roberto Bolano was born in Santiago, Chile in 1953 and died in Catalonia in 2003. He was widely regarded as the essential Latin American writer of our age. He was best known for his novels (including The Savage Detectives, which won a number of prestigious literary awards, Nocturno de Chile, translated as By Night in Chile, and 2666, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award) and his short stories, Last Evenings on Earth.
One of the greats of late 20th- and early 21st-century fiction *
The Chilean is being canonised by critics as the first great writer of this century * Financial Times *
One of the most respected and influential writers of [his] generation... At once funny and vaguely, pervasively, frightening * The Nation *
The most important writer to emerge from Latin America since Garcia Marquez * San Francisco Chronicle *
Bolano is the brightest literary star in the current Latin American panorama * El Pais *