The Savage Detectives
The Savage Detectives
A Novel
Translated by Natasha Wimmer

Recommended by both Andy and Paul, City Lights Books

The late Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño has been called the García Marquez of his generation, but his novel The Savage Detectives is a lot closer to Y Tu Mamá También than it is to One Hundred Years of Solitude. Hilarious and sexy, meandering and melancholy, full of inside jokes about Latin American literati that you don't have to understand to enjoy, The Savage Detectives is a companionable and complicated road trip through Mexico City, Barcelona, Israel, Liberia, and finally the desert of northern Mexico. It's the first of Bolaño's two giant masterpieces to be translated into English, and you can see how he's influenced an era.

Title The Savage Detectives
Subtitle A Novel
Author Roberto Bolaño
Translated by Natasha Wimmer
Publisher Picador
Title First Published 04 March 2008
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 672 p.
ISBN-10 0312427484
ISBN-13 9780312427481
Publication Date 04 March 2008
Main content page count 672
Weight 16 oz.

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