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Santa Teresa, on the Mexico-US border, is an urban sprawl that draws in lost souls. Among them are three academics on the trail of a reclusive German author; a New York reporter on his first Mexican assignment; a widowed philosopher; and a police detective in love with an elusive older woman. But there is darker side still to the town. It is an emblem of corruption, violence and decadence, and one from which, over the course of a decade, hundreds of women have mysteriously, often brutally, disappeared. Told in five parts, ...

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Elaine H

Dec 15, 2015

Complex and excellent art literature

Thin novella, physically. Therefore the work it takes to fully grasp the multiple complex meanings of this other-cultural creation is not so dire as to discourage a second reading. Excellent for book discussion groups.

Henry S F

Nov 4, 2010

Bolano's Masterpiece! A+++++

Five interconnected novels in one book. The logical extension of "Amulet" and "Savage Detective". Bolano's masterpiece!
You won't regret the time it takes to read it.

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