The ReturnBook - 2014
One of the remarkable qualities of Bola#65533;o's short stories is that they seem to tell what Bola#65533;o called 'the secret story', 'the one we'll never know'. The Return contains thirteen unforgettable tales bent on returning to haunt you, most of them appearing in English for the first time here. Wide-ranging, suggestive, and daring, a Bola#65533;o story is just as likely to concern the unexpected fate of a beautiful ex-girlfriend, the history of a porn star or two embittered police detectives debating their favourite weapons: his plots go anywhere and everywhere and they always surprise. Consider the title piece: a young party animal collapses in a Parisian disco and dies on the dance floor; just as his soul is departing his body, it realizes strange doings are afoot - and what follows next defies the imagination (except Bola#65533;o's own, of course).
Publisher: New York : 2014. Picador,
Branch Call Number: AF BOLA