Title Profile & Character Information

2666

Annotation

THE POSTHUMOUS MASTERWORK FROM "ONE OF THE GREATEST AND MOST INFLUENTIAL MODERN WRITERS" (JAMES WOOD, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW)

Composed in the last years of Roberto Bolano'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 SantaTeresa--a fictional Juarez--on the U.S.-Mexico border, where hundreds of young factory workers, in the novel as in life, have disappeared.



Awards
2008  National Book Critics Circle Awards
2008  Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year
2008  New York Times Editors' Choice
2008  New York Times Notable Books of the Year

Characters
Namevon Archimboldi, Benno
GenderMale
OccupationWriter
TraitsGerman
Recluse

NameRosa
GenderFemale
OccupationStudent

NameWilliams, Quincy
GenderMale
OccupationJournalist
TraitsBlack
American

GenreFiction
Literary
Suspense
Adventure
Mystery
TopicsEx-convicts
Writers
Scholars
Love affairs
Recluses
Mysterious disappearances
Journeys
Professors
Journalists
Crimes against women
Serial killings
Serial killers
Rape-murders
Cover-ups
SettingU.S.-Mexico border