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Amulet (1999) [Novel]
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Roberto Bolano's Amulet embodies in one woman's breathtaking voice the melancholy and violent history of Latin America. Amulet begins: "This is going to be a horror story." The speaker is Auxilio Lacouture: the "Mother of Mexican Poetry." Tall, thin, and blonde, she becomes famous as the sole person who resists the army's 1968 invasion of the university--she hides in a ladies' room for twelve days. As she waits the occupiers out, famished, Auxilio recalls her life, her lost teeth, her beloved friends and poets, but she is soon in strange landscapes: in ice-bound mountains, in seedy bars in "the dark night of the soul of Mexico City," in a terrifying chasm, and in the bathroom where moonlight shines, moving slowly from tile to tile.

Original title: Amuleto
Original languages: Spanish


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics
FictionGeneral FictionRegional Interest

Edition #1: Amulet

Amulet (2006)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Christopher Andrews
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Amulet (May 17, 2008)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: New Directions
ISBN: 0811217469
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.9 x 0.9 in
Pages: 192

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