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The Return

Author: Roberto Bolaño and Chris Andrews  

The eagerly anticipated second volume of stories by the literary genius that is Roberto Bola

ño.

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The eagerly anticipated second volume of stories by the literary genius that is Roberto Bola

ño.

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Description

One of the remarkable qualities of Bolaño's short stories is that they seem to tell what Bolaño called 'the secret story', 'the one we'll never know'. The Return contains thirteen unforgettable tales bent on returning to haunt you, most of them appearing in English for the first time here. Wide-ranging, suggestive, and daring, a Bolaño story is just as likely to concern the unexpected fate of a beautiful ex-girlfriend, the history of a porn star or two embittered police detectives debating their favourite weapons: his plots go anywhere and everywhere and they always surprise. Consider the title piece: a young party animal collapses in a Parisian disco and dies on the dance floor; just as his soul is departing his body, it realizes strange doings are afoot - and what follows next defies the imagination (except Bolaño's own, of course).

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About the Author

Roberto Bolaño was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1953. He grew up in Chile and Mexico City. He is the author of The Savage Detectives, which received the Herralde Prize and the Rómulo Gallegos Prize, and 2666, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. He died in Blanes, Spain, at the age of fifty.

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'Dark, intimate and sneakily touching . . . there is gold to be found in this collection' New York Review of Books The Return contains thirteen unforgettable tales from a giant of Latin American literature; most of them appearing in English for the first time here. Wide-ranging, suggestive and daring, a Bolao story is just as likely to concern the unexpected fate of a beautiful ex-girlfriend, the history of a porn star, or two embittered police detectives debating their favourite weapons: his plots go anywhere and everywhere and they always surprise. 'Each tale turns the reader into a voyeur, grasping at snapshots of troubled lives and ghosts' Observer 'The sense of embattlement that animates the writing, and the scab-picking intensity that he brings to his obsessions, makes The Return a compelling encapsulation of Bolao's work . . . you won't be bored' Los Angeles Times

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Product Details

Publisher
Pan Macmillan | Picador
Published
11th September 2014
Edition
Main Market Ed.
Pages
208
ISBN
9780330510615

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