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Cowboy Graves

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Cowboy Graves by Roberto Bolaño
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Feb 16, 2021 | ISBN 9780735222885

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“[Bolaño] opens up formal possibilities with sheer energy and a sense of improvisation, creating new designs for stories and novels through unexpected combinations and juxtapositions.” New York Review of Books

“Bolaño’s works have been a gateway drug to literature (and to literary life that embraces risks and adventures) to many young aspiring writers. The readers of his novels seem to learn, in a certain ineffable way, what’s in store for them in this life even before they experience it in reality: the impending adventures (both trivial and immense), the inevitable disappointments, the tenuous nature of human relationship, our yearnings and their tragically unfulfilled ends. Yet, we emerge no longer afraid of the transient nature of things. . . . His writing is global and encyclopedic, curative and addictive, and vibrant and visceral.” Los Angeles Review of Books 

“Reading Roberto Bolaño is an addictive pursuit in the same way that chasing visions is a quest. There’s always enough mystery left after his last tale to make one imbibe again.” —CounterPunch

The Savage Detectives may have made Bolaño’s name, but his posthumous publications—from the galactic 2666 to the winsome Spirit of Science Fiction—have cemented his legend. He left behind a vault to rival Prince’s Paisley Park. . . . The effect of Cowboy Graves is less the piecing together of a puzzle than the recentering of a whole, mythic world.” —Garth Risk Hallberg, The New York Times Book Review

Cowboy Graves contains writing completed over a period of 10 years, and features many of the touchstones Bolaño was known for: semi-autobiographical narration; a humorous, fragmentary style; and the sort of intrigue that grabs hold of you and never lets go, despite offering no easy answers.” Chicago Review of Books 
 
“Companionable, exotic, witty and glamorously suggestive.” The Guardian  

“Bolaño’s brilliant oeuvre expands with another bright starburst, this one comprising three separate yet thematically connected novellas…Bolaño’s inimitable style and searing vision will appeal to fans and new readers alike.” —Booklist

“Each story reveals a centrifugal writer with a brilliant command of words and no fear of a plot’s getting away from him.” —Kirkus

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