By Night in Chile, Roberto Bolano
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By Night in Chile

Author: Roberto Bolano

Narrator: Thom Rivera

Unabridged: 4 hr 56 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: 11/28/2017

Genre: Fiction - Literary

Synopsis

A deathbed confession revolving around Opus Dei and Pinochet, By Night in Chile pours out the self-justifying dark memories of the Jesuit priest Father Urrutia.As through a crack in the wall, By Night in Chiles single night-long rant provides a terrifying, clandestine view of the strange bedfellows of church and state in Chile. This wild, eerily compact novelRoberto Bolaos first work available in Englishrecounts the tale of a poor boy who wanted to be a poet but ends up a half-hearted Jesuit priest and conservative literary critic, a sort of lapdog to the rich and powerful cultural elite, in whose villas he encounters Pablo Neruda and Ernst Jnger. Father Urrutia is offered a tour of Europe by agents of Opus Dei to study the disintegration of the churchesa journey into realms of the surrealand, ensnared by this plum, he is next assigned, after the destruction of Allende, the secret never-to-be-disclosed job of teaching Pinochet, at night, all about Marxism, so the junta generals can know their enemy. Soon, searingly, his memories go from bad to worse.Heart-stopping and hypnotic, By Night in Chile marked the American debut of an astonishing writer.

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