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The Insufferable Gaucho

(2010)
A collection of stories by

 
A trove of strange, arresting, short masterworks - five stories and two essays - by Roberto Bolaño, a writer who pulls bloodthirsty rabbits out of his hat. As Pankaj Mishra remarked in The Nation, one of the remarkable qualities of Bolaño's short stories is that they can do the 'work of a novel.' The Insufferable Gaucho contains tales bent on returning to haunt you. Unpredictable and daring, highly controlled yet somehow haywire, a Bolaño story might concern an elusive plagiarist or an elderly lawyer giving up city life for an improbable return to the family estate, now gone to wrack and ruin. Bolaño's stories have been applauded as 'bleakly luminous and perfectly calibrated' (Publishers Weekly) and 'complex and provocative' (International Herald Tribune), and as Francine Prose said in The New York Times Book Review, 'something extraordinarily beautiful and (at least to me) entirely new.' Two fascinating essays are also included. .

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2014 : UK Hardback
Title: The Insufferable Gaucho
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
ISBN: 0-330-51062-2 / 978-0-330-51062-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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July 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: The Insufferable Gaucho (New Directions Books)
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
ISBN: 0-8112-1716-7 / 978-0-8112-1716-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions
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Paperback Editions

2013 : UK Paperback
Title: The Insufferable Gaucho
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
ISBN: 0-330-51063-0 / 978-0-330-51063-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

May 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: The Insufferable Gaucho
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
ISBN: 0-8112-1906-2 / 978-0-8112-1906-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions
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Audio Editions

May 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Insufferable Gaucho
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

May 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Insufferable Gaucho
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
Publisher: New Directions
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