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By Roberto Bolaño

THE  POSTHUMOUS MASTERWORK FROM “ONE OF THE GREATEST AND MOST INFLUENTIAL MODERN WRITERS” (JAMES WOOD, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW)  Composed within the final years of Roberto Bola?o’s lifestyles, 2666 used to be greeted throughout Europe and Latin the United States as his optimum success, surpassing even his past paintings in its strangeness, attractiveness, and scope. Its throng of unforgettable characters comprises lecturers and convicts, an American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist, and a teenage pupil and her widowed, mentally volatile father. Their lives intersect within the city sprawl of SantaTeresa—a fictional Ju?rez—on the U.S.-Mexico border, the place enormous quantities of younger manufacturing facility staff, within the novel as in existence, have disappeared.

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That day they had breakfast together, in a restaurant near Morini’s hotel, and that night they had dinner in Norton’s apartment. During dinner, bland but praised politely by Morini, they talked about Archimboldi, about his growing renown and the innumerable gaps in his story that remained to be filled, but later, over dessert, the conversation took a more personal turn, tending more toward reminiscence, and until three in the morning, when they called a cab and Norton helped Morini into her building’s old elevator, then down a flight of six steps, everything was, as the Italian reviewed it in his mind, much more pleasant than he’d expected.

Norton was delighted and invited him to stay with her, but Morini lied, saying he’d already made a reservation at a hotel. When he landed at Gatwick, Norton was waiting for him. That day they had breakfast together, in a restaurant near Morini’s hotel, and that night they had dinner in Norton’s apartment. During dinner, bland but praised politely by Morini, they talked about Archimboldi, about his growing renown and the innumerable gaps in his story that remained to be filled, but later, over dessert, the conversation took a more personal turn, tending more toward reminiscence, and until three in the morning, when they called a cab and Norton helped Morini into her building’s old elevator, then down a flight of six steps, everything was, as the Italian reviewed it in his mind, much more pleasant than he’d expected.

Morini realized it and watched the streets in silence, and then the appearance of the park, which looked to him like a film of the jungle, the colors wrong, terribly sad, exalted, until the car turned and disappeared down other streets. They ate together in a neighborhood that Norton had discovered, a neighborhood near the river, where there had once been a few factories and dry docks and where boutiques and food shops and fashionable restaurants had now opened in the renovated buildings. A small boutique occupied the same number of square feet as four workers’ houses, calculated Morini.

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