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The Savage Detectives 

The Savage Detectives (2007)
A novel by Roberto Bolaño

 
New Year's Eve, 1975: Arturo Belano and Ulises Lima, founders of the visceral realist movement in poetry, leave Mexico City in a borrowed white Impala. Their quest: to track down the obscure, vanished poet Cesárea Tinajero. A violent showdown in the Sonora desert turns search to flight; twenty years later Belano and Lima are still on the run.

The explosive first long work by “the most exciting writer to come from south of the Rio Grande in a long time” (Ilan Stavans, Los Angeles Times), The Savage Detectives follows Belano and Lima through the eyes of the people whose paths they cross in Central America, Europe, Israel, and West Africa. This chorus includes the muses of visceral realism, the beautiful Font sisters; their father, an architect interned in a Mexico City asylum; a sensitive young follower of Octavio Paz; a foul-mouthed American graduate student; a French girl with a taste for the Marquis de Sade; the great-granddaughter of Leon Trotsky; a Chilean stowaway with a mystical gift for numbers; the anorexic heiress to a Mexican underwear empire; an Argentinian photojournalist in Angola; and assorted hangers-on, detractors, critics, lovers, employers, vagabonds, real-life literary figures, and random acquaintances.

A polymathic descendant of Borges and Pynchon, Roberto Bolaño traces the hidden connection between literature and violence in a world where national boundaries are fluid and death lurks in the shadow of the avant-garde. The Savage Detectives is a dazzling original, the first great Latin American novel of the twenty-first century.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2007 : Hardback
Title: The Savage Detectives
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
ISBN: 0330445146 / 9780330445146 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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April 2007 : Hardback
Title: The Savage Detectives
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
ISBN: 0374191484 / 9780374191481 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
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Paperback Editions

February 2012 : Paperback
Title: The Savage Detectives (Picador 40th Anniversary Edition) (Picador 40th Anniversary Editn)
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
ISBN: 1447202856 / 9781447202851
Publisher: Picador
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September 2009 : Paperback
Title: The Savage Detectives
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
ISBN: 0330509527 / 9780330509527 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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July 2008 : Paperback
Title: The Savage Detectives
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
ISBN: 0330445154 / 9780330445153 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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March 2008 : Paperback
Title: The Savage Detectives: A Novel
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
ISBN: 0312427484 / 9780312427481 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Audio Editions

November 2009 : Audio CD
Title: The Savage Detectives
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
ISBN: 1433292645 / 9781433292644
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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August 2009 : MP3 CD
Title: The Savage Detectives
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
ISBN: 1433292653 / 9781433292651
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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August 2009 : Audio CD
Title: The Savage Detectives
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
ISBN: 1433292629 / 9781433292620
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

July 2013 : Kindle edition
Title: The Savage Detectives: A Novel
Author(s): Roberto BolaƱo
ISBN: B00D0N5C5C
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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