David Shratter, Assistant Circulation Supervisor, recommends 2666 by Roberto Bolaño.
“Bolaño astounds me. This novel, monumental in scale, can truly be seen as a monument to the hundreds of young women who have been murdered in a border town in Mexico.The murders are the central focus of the novel, and the author has found a way to bring a level of intimacy and respect to the victims who otherwise seem to be part of an invisible population of poor factory workers. Even though his subject is extremely disturbing Bolaño is remarkable in his ability to reveal the sublime quality that exists at life’s source.”
–David Shratter, Assistant Circulation Supervisor