By Roberto Bolaño
Author of The Savage Detectives and 2666
Crushed by means of a devastating scandal, college professor Óscar Amalfitano flees Barcelona for Santa Teresa―a Mexican urban as regards to the U.S. border, the place ladies are being killed in wonderful numbers. There, Amalfitano starts off an affair with Castillo, a tender forger of Larry Rivers work, whereas his daughter, Rosa, reeling from the load of his secrets and techniques, seeks solace in a romance of her personal. but whilst she reveals her father in mattress with Castillo, Rosa is faced with the whole strength of her crisis.
What follows is an intimate police research of Amalfitano, resulting in a finale of euphoria and heartbreak. that includes characters and tales from The Savage Detectives and 2666, Roberto Bolaño's Woes of the real Policeman mines the depths of paintings, reminiscence, and desire―and marks the end result of 1 of the nice careers of worldwide literature.