The Savage Detectives is an exuberant, raunchy, wildly inventive, and ambitious novel from one of the greatest Latin American authors of our age.
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.
Author: Roberto Bolaño
Publisher: Picador USA
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 8.20h x 5.40w x 1.10d
New York Times Book Review 03/30/2008 pg. 28
Time 11/24/2008 pg. 60
Village Voice 11/12/2008 pg. 42
Village Voice 11/26/2008 pg. 38
Entertainment Weekly 05/23/2014 pg. 70
About the Author
Roberto Bolaño was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1953. He grew up in Chile and Mexico City, where he was a founder of the Infrarealist poetry movement. His first full-length novel, The Savage Detectives, received the Herralde Prize and the Rómulo Gallegos Prize when it appeared in 1998. His other books include 2666, Last Evenings on Earth, and By Night in Chile. Roberto Bolaño died in Blanes, Spain, at the age of fifty.