Roberto Bolaño's 2666: A Novel PDF

By Roberto Bolaño

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THE  POSTHUMOUS MASTERWORK FROM “ONE OF THE GREATEST AND MOST INFLUENTIAL MODERN WRITERS” (JAMES WOOD, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW)  Composed within the final years of Roberto Bola?o’s existence, 2666 used to be greeted throughout Europe and Latin the United States as his optimum fulfillment, surpassing even his past paintings in its strangeness, attractiveness, and scope. Its throng of unforgettable characters contains lecturers and convicts, an American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist, and a teenage pupil and her widowed, mentally risky father. Their lives intersect within the city sprawl of SantaTeresa—a fictional Ju?rez—on the U.S.-Mexico border, the place 1000s of younger manufacturing facility employees, within the novel as in lifestyles, have disappeared.

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That’s what I thought,” said Espinoza. Norton didn’t answer but she stood to get a better look. That night Pelletier and Espinoza slept for a few hours in Norton’s sitting room. Although they had the sofa bed and the rug at their disposal, they had difficulty dozing off. Pelletier tried to talk, explain the plane wreck thing to Espinoza, but Espinoza said there was no need for explanations, he understood everything. At four in the morning, by common accord, they turned on the light and started to read.

Pelletier’s and Espinoza’s explanation was much more plausible: the Swabian as the noble lady’s lover, even though she could have been his grandmother. The Swabian trudging each afternoon to the house of the lady who had traveled to Buenos Aires, to fill his belly with charcuterie and biscuits and cups of tea. The Swabian massaging the back of the former cavalry captain’s widow, as the rain lashed the windows, a sad Frisian rain that made one want to weep, and although it didn’t make the Swabian weep, it made him pale, and he approached the nearest window, where he stood looking out at what was beyond the curtains of frenzied rain, until the lady called him, peremptorily, and the Swabian turned his back on the window, not knowing why he had gone to it, not knowing what he hoped to see, and just at that moment, when there was no one at the window anymore and only a little lamp of colored glass at the back of the room flickering, it appeared.

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