Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: May 2009
Duration: 39 hours 22 minutes
Composed in the last years of Roberto Bolaño's life, 2666 was greeted across Europe and Latin America as his highest achievement, surpassing even his previous work in its strangeness, beauty, and scope. Its throng of unforgettable characters includes academics and convicts, an American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist, and a teenage student and her widowed, mentally unstable father. Their lives intersect in the urban sprawl of Santa Teresa-a fictional Juárez-on the U.S.-Mexico border, where hundreds of young factory workers, in the novel as in life, have disappeared.
"...think of David Lynch, Marcel Duchamp (both explicitly invoked here) and the Bob Dylan of 'Highway 61 Revisited,' all at the peak of their lucid yet hallucinatory powers."-Janet Maslin, New York Times