The Savage Detectives, Robert Bolao Translated by Natasha Wimmer
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The Savage Detectives

Unabridged: 26 hr 58 min

Format: Digital Audiobook Download

Published: 08/01/2009


The late Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño has been called the García Márquez of his generation. In this dazzling novel, the book that established his international reputation, Bolaño tells the story of two modern-day Quixotes—the last survivors of an underground literary movement, perhaps of literature itself—on a tragicomic quest through a darkening, entropic universe. Brilliantly rendered into English by Natasha Wimmer, the acclaimed translator of Bolaño’s other great masterwork, 2666, The Savage Detectives is an exuberant, wildly inventive and ambitious novel from one of the greatest Latin American authors of our age. A 2007 Los Angeles Times Best Book. A 2007 San Francisco Chronicle Best Book. One of 2007 New York Magazine Top 10 Books. A 2007 Slate Magazine Best Book. A 2009 Library Journal Best Audiobook. Winner of the Herralde Prize. Winner of the Romulo Gallegos Prize. A 2007 Washington Post Top 10 Book. A 2007 New York Times Book Review Top 10 Book of the Year. A Bustle Pick of 12 Modern Books That Will Become Classics.