One of the remarkable qualities of Bolano's short stories is that they seem to tell what Bolano called `the secret story', `the one we'll never know'. The Return contains thirteen unforgettable tales bent on returning to haunt you, most of them appearing in English for the first time here. Wide-ranging, suggestive, and daring, a Bolano story is just as likely to concern the unexpected fate of a beautiful ex-girlfriend, the history of a porn star or two embittered police detectives debating their favourite weapons: his plots ...

The Return 2014, Picador, London

ISBN-13: 9780330510615

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The Return 2012, Picador, London

ISBN-13: 9780330510608

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The Return 2012, New Directions Publishing Corporation

ISBN-13: 9780811219051

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The Return 2010, New Directions Publishing Corporation, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780811217156

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