The Skating Rink (Hardcover)

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By Roberto Bolano, Chris Andrews (Translator)
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A complex book, The Skating Rink's short chapters are skillfully broken off with questions to maintain the narrative tension: Who was murdered? Who was the murderer? Will the murderer be caught? All of these questions are answered, and yet The Skating Rink is not fundamentally a crime novel, or not exclusively; it's also about political corruption, sex, the experience of immigration, and frustrated passion. And it's an atmospheric chronicle of one summer season in a seaside town, with its vacationers, its drifters, its businessmen, bureaucrats and social workers.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780811217132
ISBN-10: 0811217132
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: August 28th, 2009
Pages: 182
Language: English