… this short, exquisite novel is another unlikely masterpiece…. Bolaño in “The Skating Rink” manages to honor genre conventions while simultaneously exploding them, creating a work of intense and unrealized longing.

The New York Times

One-half brooding crime novel, one-half classic by literature’s new patron saint (Sam Anderson, New York Magazine)

The Skating Rink

Fiction by Roberto Bolaño

Translated by Chris Andrews

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Paperback (published January 9, 2001)

ISBN
9780811218689
Price US
14.95
Price CN
19
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
208

Clothbound (published January 9, 2001)

ISBN
9780811217132
Price US
21.95
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
208

Ebook (published January 9, 2001)

ISBN
9780811220590
Price US
14.95
Page Count
208

Roberto Bolaño

Twentieth-century Chilean poet and novelist

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… this short, exquisite novel is another unlikely masterpiece…. Bolaño in “The Skating Rink” manages to honor genre conventions while simultaneously exploding them, creating a work of intense and unrealized longing.

The New York Times

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