Title 2666 UK First Edition + Promotional Bookmark
Book Condition New, fine
Jacket Condition New, fine
Edition First edition, first printing
Publisher United Kingdom Picador 2009
0330447424 / 9780330447423
Item Number 353522
First edition, first printing with full number-line 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Only weeks after it's release, this epic was already into its 5th printing with firsts becoming increasingly hard to find.
Also included is a 2666 promotional bookmark.
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, "2666" is the epic novel that defines one of Latin America's greatest writers and his unique vision of the modern world. Conceived on an astonishing scale, and - in the last years of Roberto Bolano's life - with burning, visionary commitment, it has been greeted across Europe and Latin America as his masterpiece, surpassing even his previous work in inventiveness, imagination, beauty and scope. 'A tour de force - though the phrase seems hardly adequate to describe the novel's narrative velocity, polyphonic range, inventiveness, and bravery' - "New York Review of Books". 'One of the giants of the post-Marquez era' - "Sunday Telegraph". 'One of the greatest and most influential modern writers' - James Wood.