8vo, pp. 1125, ; small biro mark to front end-leaf, otherwise a fine copy in the original colour illustrated wrappers, vertical crease to spine.
US $668 €566
First edition of the Chilean writer’s last novel, the major preoccupation of the last five years of his life. 2666, a cryptic, stylistically rich and violent tale centred around murders of young women in Cuidad Juarez (Santa Teresa in the novel), was published a year after Bolaño’s death from his first draft, and received tremendous acclaim, being hailed by some as ‘the first great book of the 21st century’.
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