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Publisher Comments:

The novel follows Amalfitano - exiled Chilean university professor and widower with a teenage daughter - as his political disillusionment and love of poetry lead to the scandal that will force him to flee from Barcelona and take him to Santa Teresa, Mexico. It is here, in this border town - haunted by dark tales of murdered women and populated by characters like Sorcha, who fought in the Andalusia Blue Division in the Spanish Civil War, and Castillo, who makes his living selling his forgeries of Larry Rivers paintings to wealthy Texans - that Amalfitano meets Arcimboldi, a magician and writer whose work highlights the provisional and fragile nature of literature and life.

Review:

"The latest from Bolaño — a manuscript left unfinished at the time of his death in 2003 — poses myriad challenges in making the transition to audio, particularly an unresolved storyline, confusing plot, and characters introduced in earlier works. However, narrator Armando Durand's delivers a winning performance. As the story shifts across the globe from Europe to Mexico and South America, Durand effectively weaves and contrasts cultural styles and mores. As the central figure in the book, Professor Oscar Amalfitano comes to terms with his sexual identify, Durand evocatively showcases the reality of internalized homophobia, particularly in dialogue with Amalfitano's two flamboyant love interests. Also, passages connecting to regional and national history provide ample opportunity for Durand to demonstrate his vocal ability while avoiding simplistic cultural archetypes. An FSG hardcover." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Exciting, lyrical and darkly humorous, this is Roberto Bolano's highly anticipated, last novel.

About the Author

Roberto Bolano was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1953. He grew up in Chile and Mexico City, where he was a founder of the Infrarealist poetry movement. 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. Bolano died in Blanes, Spain, at the age of fifty.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781611209747
Author:
Bolano, Robert
Publisher:
Dreamscape Media
Author:
Durand, Armando
Author:
Bolano, Roberto
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.04 x 6.04 x 1.13 in 0.4 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Cultural Heritage

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The latest from Bolaño — a manuscript left unfinished at the time of his death in 2003 — poses myriad challenges in making the transition to audio, particularly an unresolved storyline, confusing plot, and characters introduced in earlier works. However, narrator Armando Durand's delivers a winning performance. As the story shifts across the globe from Europe to Mexico and South America, Durand effectively weaves and contrasts cultural styles and mores. As the central figure in the book, Professor Oscar Amalfitano comes to terms with his sexual identify, Durand evocatively showcases the reality of internalized homophobia, particularly in dialogue with Amalfitano's two flamboyant love interests. Also, passages connecting to regional and national history provide ample opportunity for Durand to demonstrate his vocal ability while avoiding simplistic cultural archetypes. An FSG hardcover." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
Exciting, lyrical and darkly humorous, this is Roberto Bolano's highly anticipated, last novel.

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