Roberto Bolaño

The Savage Detectives

The Savage Detectives


On New Year’s Eve, 1975, two hunted men leave Mexico City in a borrowed white Impala.

Their quest: to track down the vanished poet Cesárea Tinajero. But, twenty years later, they are still on the run. The Savage Detectives is their remarkable journey through our darkening universe. Told, shared and mythologised by a generation of lovers, rebels and readers, their testimonies are woven together into one of the most dazzling Latin American novels of all time.


‘Roberto Bolaño was a game changer: his field was politics, poetry and melancholia. He could be funny, he could be literate, he could be devastating. And his writing was always unparalleled’ Mariana Enríquez

‘Bolaño makes you feel changed for having read him; he adjusts your angle of view on the world’ Guardian

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