Distant Star by Roberto Bolaño

"Distant Star" is a chilling novel set in Chile following the 1973 coup that overthrew Salvador Allende. The story focuses on a character who uses his position as a member of the Chilean Air Force to commit heinous acts of violence. His fascination with poetry and aerial acrobatics is interwoven with his terrifying actions, creating a disconcerting contrast. The narrative explores the horrific realities of political upheaval, the fine line between art and brutality, and the long-lasting effects of trauma.

The 7795th greatest book of all time


Published
1996
Nationality
Chilean
Type
Fiction
Pages
150
Words
33,000
Original Language
Spanish

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