Distant Star

Distant Star

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For our unnamed narrator, who first encounters this "star" in a college poetry workshop, Ruiz-Tagle becomes the silent hand behind every evil act in the darkness of Pinochet's regime. The narrator, unable to stop himself, tries to track Ruiz-Tagle down, and sees signs of his activity over and over again. A corrosive, mocking humor sparkles within Bolano's darkest visions of Chile under Pinochet. In Bolano's world there's a big graveyard and there's a big graveyard laugh. (He once described his novel By Night in Chile as "a tale of terror, a situation comedy, and a combination pastoral-gothic novel.")

Many Chilean authors have written about the "bloody events of the early Pinochet years, the abductions and murders," Richard Eder commented in the The New York Times: "None has done it in so dark and glittering a fashion as Roberto Bolano."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 10mm | 180g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0811215865
  • 9780811215862
  • 249,193

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Bolaño's spare prose lends his narrator's account a chilly precision.
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5,510 ratings
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4 44% (2,442)
3 23% (1,240)
2 5% (298)
1 1% (48)
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