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The Return

Bolano, Roberto

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ISBN 10: 0330510606 / ISBN 13: 9780330510608
Published by U.S.A.: Picador, 2012
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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199 pg. Glued binding. Cloth over boards. Thirteen short stories by a master of short fiction. First British Edition. First Printing. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1476621255732

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Title: The Return

Publisher: U.S.A.: Picador

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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One of the remarkable qualities of Bolano's short stories is that they seem to tell what Bolano 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 Bolano 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 Bolano's own, of course). This treasure trove of disquieting short master-works from the giant of Latin American literature perfectly encapsulates 'the fact that Bolano writes with such elegance, verve and style and is so immensely readable' (Guardian).

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Roberto Bolano 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 Romulo 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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