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Woes of the True Policeman
Author: Roberto Bolano

ISBN: 9781447234586
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 1 January 2013
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.2 x 2.0
Taking us back to the world and characters of his acclaimed masterpiece, 2666, Woes of the True Policeman is Roberto Bolano's last, unfinished, novel. When Oscar Amalfitano begins an impulsive affair with one of his students at the University of Barcelona, he has no idea where it will lead. More than his turbulent revolutionary past, or the death of his beautiful wife, the scandalous exposure of this relationship will change him for ever.

Forced to flee with his seventeen-year-old daughter, Amalfitano finds himself in Santa Teresa, a sprawling town on the US-Mexico border. Haunted by dark tales of murdered women, this mythical place is populated by mysterious characte

ancho Monje, a son born of six generations of foundlings; and Arcimboldi, a magician and writer whose work has been important to Amalfitano for some time, but whose return to prominence is just beginning. Woes of the True Policeman is an exciting, kaleidoscopic novel, lyrical and intense yet darkly humorous. Exploring the limits of memory and the power of art, it returns to the world and characters of Bolano's masterpiece, "2666", an...

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