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ISBN10: 0312429215 ISBN13: 9780312429218 Contributors: Wimmer, Natasha (Translator) Publisher: Picador USA Published: Sep 1 2009 Pages: 898 Weight: 1.45lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.50" Depth: 1.50" Language: English

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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.

In the words of The Washington Post, With 2666, Roberto Bola o joins the ambitious overachievers of the twentieth-century novel, those like Proust, Musil, Joyce, Gaddis, Pynchon, Fuentes, and Vollmann, who push the novel far past its conventional size and scope to encompass an entire era, deploying encyclopedic knowledge and stylistic verve to offer a grand, if sometimes idiosyncratic, summation of their culture and the novelist's place in it. Bola o has joined the immortals.
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