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“A complex story in which murder and politics in postwar Greece resurface to change the life of a bright teenage boy who’s been going off the rails… [A] carefully orchestrated tale of political expediency.” —Kirkus Reviews, on The Scapegoat

“A celebratory echo of The Savage Detectives…[with] many lines that could almost have been taken from the novel.” —The Spectator (UK), on Bolaño

“Spend an hour with it—ideally not an sober hour—for a bracing, mordant reminder of why almost nothing is really worth bothering with.” —Paris Review Staff Picks, on The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure

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