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2666 (Signed First Hardcover Edition)

Robert Bolano (author); Natasha Wimmer (translator)

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ISBN 10: 0374100144 / ISBN 13: 9780374100148
Published by Farrar Straus Giroux, 2008
New Condition: New Hardcover
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New York: Farrar Straus Giroux [2008]. First edition. First printing. Hardbound. NEW/NEW. A pristine unread copy. This book was purchased new and never opened except to be signed by the translator, Natasha Wimmer, on the title page. The author died in 2003 prior to publication of this English translation. Rave review by Jonathan Lethem in Times Book Review, November 9, 2008. This is the hardcover edition. (A simultaneous trade paperback edition was published in three volumes in slipcase.) Chosen as one of the TEN BEST BOOKS of the year by the New York Times Book Review, 2008. Chosen as the best fiction book of the year by Time Magazine, 2008. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in fiction for 2009. You cannot find a better copy. Wimmer has signed her name only, with no inscritpion. Bookseller Inventory # 1109-1

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Title: 2666 (Signed First Hardcover Edition)

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition...

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Synopsis:

THE  POSTHUMOUS MASTERWORK FROM “ONE OF THE GREATEST AND MOST INFLUENTIAL MODERN WRITERS” (JAMES WOOD, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW)  Composed in the last years of Roberto Bolaño’s life, 2666 was greeted across Europe and Latin America as his highest achievement, surpassing even his previous work in its strangeness, beauty, and scope. Its throng of unforgettable characters includes academics and convicts, an American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist, and a teenage student and her widowed, mentally unstable father. Their lives intersect in the urban sprawl of SantaTeresa—a fictional Juárez—on the U.S.-Mexico border, where hundreds of young factory workers, in the novel as in life, have disappeared.

Review:

Amazon Best of the Month, November 2008: It was one thing to read Roberto Bolaño's novel The Savage Detectives last year and have your mind thrilled and expanded by a sexy, meandering masterpiece born whole into the English language. It was still another to read it and know, from the advance reports of Spanish readers, that Bolaño's true masterpiece was still to come. And here it is: 2666, the 898-page novel he sprinted to finish before his early death in 2003, again showing Bolaño's mesmerizing ability to spin out tale after tale that balance on the edge between happy-go-lucky hilarity and creeping dread. But where the motion of The Savage Detectives is outward, expanding in wider and wider orbit to collect everything about our lonely world, 2666, while every bit as omnivorous, ratchets relentlessly toward a dark center: the hundreds of mostly unsolved murders of women in the desert borderlands of maquiladoras and la migra in northern Mexico. He takes his time getting there--he tells three often charming book-length tales before arriving at the murders--but when he does, in a brutal and quietly strange landscape where neither David Lynch nor Cormac McCarthy's Anton Chigurh would feel out of place, he writes with a horror that is both haunting and deeply humane. --Tom Nissley

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