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Woes of the True Policeman

Roberto Bolano

The novel follows Amalfitano - exiled Chilean university professor and widower with a teenage daughter - as his political disillusionment and love of poetry lead to the scandal that will force him to flee from Barcelona and take him to Santa Teresa, Mexico. It is here, in this border town - haunted by dark tales of murdered women and populated by characters like Sorcha, who fought in the Andalusia Blue Division in the Spanish Civil War, and Castillo, who makes his living selling his forgeries of Larry Rivers paintings to wealthy Texans - that Amalfitano meets Arcimboldi, a magician and writer whose work highlights the provisional and fragile nature of literature and life.

The novel follows Amalfitano - exiled Chilean university professor and widower with a teenage daughter - as his political disillusionment and love of poetry lead to the scandal that will force him to flee from Barcelona and take him to Santa Teresa, Mexico. It is here, in this border town - haunted by dark tales of murdered women and populated by characters like Sorcha, who fought in the Andalusia Blue Division in the Spanish Civil War, and Castillo, who makes his living selling his forgeries of Larry Rivers paintings to wealthy Texans - that Amalfitano meets Arcimboldi, a magician and writer whose work highlights the provisional and fragile nature of literature and life.
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The novel follows Amalfitano - exiled Chilean university professor and widower with a teenage daughter - as his political disillusionment and love of poetry lead to the scandal that will force him to flee from Barcelona and take him to Santa Teresa, Mexico. It is here, in this border town - haunted by dark tales of murdered women and populated by characters like Sorcha, who fought in the Andalusia Blue Division in the Spanish Civil War, and Castillo, who makes his living selling his forgeries of Larry Rivers paintings to wealthy Texans - that Amalfitano meets Arcimboldi, a magician and writer whose work highlights the provisional and fragile nature of literature and life.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Armando Duran

Length:

7h 56m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:37


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

07:15


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

10:20


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

03:39


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

14:40


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

10:43


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

06:08


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

04:13


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

09:58


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

05:20


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

03:45


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

07:34


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

00:37


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

04:40


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

02:35


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

01:41


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

11:03


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

04:49


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

03:49


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

06:59


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

02:33


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

08:14


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

06:20


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

06:43


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

06:45


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

05:11


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

09:18


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

05:10


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

01:55


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

01:01


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

01:33


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

06:54


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

03:37


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

03:29


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

02:43


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

02:20


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

03:10


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

01:31


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

05:19


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

02:02


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

03:15


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

01:34


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

04:51


Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 4

03:56


Part 3, Chapter 5
Part 3, Chapter 5

04:13


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

02:41


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

10:46


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

01:58


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

07:06


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

07:09


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

03:01


Part 4, Chapter 1
Part 4, Chapter 1

02:46


Part 4, Chapter 2
Part 4, Chapter 2

11:47


Part 4, Chapter 3
Part 4, Chapter 3

11:58


Part 4, Chapter 4
Part 4, Chapter 4

07:15


Part 4, Chapter 5
Part 4, Chapter 5

14:30


Part 4, Chapter 6
Part 4, Chapter 6

03:53


Part 4, Chapter 7
Part 4, Chapter 7

05:25


Part 4, Chapter 8
Part 4, Chapter 8

02:40


Part 4, Chapter 9
Part 4, Chapter 9

05:42


Part 5, Chapter 1
Part 5, Chapter 1

09:02


Part 5, Chapter 2
Part 5, Chapter 2

12:52


Part 5, Chapter 3
Part 5, Chapter 3

12:14


Part 5, Chapter 4
Part 5, Chapter 4

10:24


Part 5, Chapter 5
Part 5, Chapter 5

07:21


Part 5, Chapter 6
Part 5, Chapter 6

14:00


Part 5, Chapter 7
Part 5, Chapter 7

05:06


Part 5, Chapter 8
Part 5, Chapter 8

05:57


Part 5, Chapter 9
Part 5, Chapter 9

07:19


Part 5, Chapter 10
Part 5, Chapter 10

01:18


Part 5, Chapter 11
Part 5, Chapter 11

08:39


Part 5, Chapter 12
Part 5, Chapter 12

03:11


Part 5, Chapter 13
Part 5, Chapter 13

09:25


Part 5, Chapter 14
Part 5, Chapter 14

10:22


Part 5, Chapter 15
Part 5, Chapter 15

07:06


Part 5, Chapter 16
Part 5, Chapter 16

05:58


Part 5, Chapter 17
Part 5, Chapter 17

09:32


Part 5, Chapter 18
Part 5, Chapter 18

05:45


Part 5, Chapter 19
Part 5, Chapter 19

04:25


Part 5, Chapter 20
Part 5, Chapter 20

02:41


Part 5, Chapter 21
Part 5, Chapter 21

00:49