2666 (2666)

by Roberto Bolaño, Natasha Wimmer

Three academics on the trail of a reclusive Germanauthor;

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 898 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.2 out of 5
  • Published November 11th 2008 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Original Title: 2666
  • ISBN: 0374100144 (ISBN13: 9780374100148)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Series: 2666
  • Characters: Óscar Amalfitano
  • Oscar Fate
  • Rosa Amalfitano
  • Jean-Claude Pelletier
  • Piero Morini...more
  • Manuel Espinoza
  • Liz Norton
  • Baroness von Zumpe
  • Benno von Archimboldi
  • Chucho Flores
  • Klaus Haas
  • Elvira Campo
  • Juan de Dios Martínez...less
  • Literary Awards: Best Translated Book Award Nominee for Fiction shortlist (2009)
  • Magnesia Litera Nominee for Translation (Litera za překladovou knihu) (2013)
  • PEN Translation Prize for Natasha Wimmer (2009)
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction (2008)
  • Premio Salambó (2004) ...more Japan Booksellers' Award 本屋大賞 Nominee for Translated Fiction (2013)
  • Premio Altazor for Narrativa (2005)...less

Three academics on the trail of a reclusive German author; a New York reporter on his first Mexican assignment; a widowed philosopher; a police detective in love with an elusive older woman—these are among the searchers drawn to the border city of Santa Teresa, where over the course of a decade hundreds of women have disappeared.Published posthumously, 2666 is, in the words of La Vanguardia, “not just the great Spanish-language novel of this decade, but one of the cornerstones that define an entire literature.”