by Roberto Bolano - £8.99 Pan Macmillan (Picador) (2014)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781447233305 | ISBN 10: 1447233301
Crushed by a devastating scandal, university professor Óscar Amalfitano flees Barcelona for Santa Teresa – a Mexican city close to the US border.
In this sprawling town, where women are being killed in staggering numbers, Amalfitano begins an affair with Castillo, a young forger of Larry Rivers paintings, while his daughter, Rosa, reeling from the weight of his secrets, seeks solace in a romance of her own.
(Price & availability last checked: August 2014)