Cowboy Graves: Three Novellas

Category: Book
By (author): BolaÑO, Roberto
Translated By: Wimmer, Natasha
Subject:  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Literary
  FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
  FICTION / Visionary & Metaphysical
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Published: February 2021
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 8.56in x 5.78in x 0.75in
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From The Publisher*One more voyage to the literary universe of Roberto Bolaño, an essential voice of Latin American literature.

Roberto Bolaño's boundless imagination and seemingly inexhaustible gift for shaping the chaos of his reality into enduring fiction is unmistakable in these three exhilarating novellas. In "Fatherland," a young poet reckons with the fascist overthrow of his country, as a friend disappears in the violence that ensues and a Third Reich fighter plane mysteriously writes her poetry in the sky overhead. In "French Comedy of Horrors," in the wake of an eclipse a seventeen year old answers a pay phone and finds himself recruited into the Clandestine Surrealist Group, a secret society of artists based in the sewers of Paris. And in the title novella, Arturo Belano--one of the recurring heroes of Bolaño's fiction--returns to Chile after the coup to fight for socialism.

Cowboy Graves is an unexpected treasure from the vault of a master of contemporary fiction. These three fiercely original tales bear the signatures of Bolaño's extraordinary body of work, echoing the strange characters and uncanny scenes of his fiction, while deepening our understanding of his profound gifts.
Biographical NoteROBERTO BOLAÑO (1953-2003) was born in Santiago, Chile, and later lived in Mexico, Paris, and Spain. A poet and novelist, he has been celebrated as "by far the most exciting writer to come from south of the Rio Grande in a longtime" (The Los Angeles Times), and as "the real thing and the rarest" (Susan Sontag). Among his many prizes are the prestigious Herralde de Novela Award and the Premio Rómulo Gallegos. He is widely considered to be the greatestLatin American writer of his generation. His books include The Savage Detectives, 2666, By Night in Chile, Distant Star, Last Evenings on Earth, The Spirit of Science Fiction, and The Romantic Dogs.