The Skating Rink (New Directions Paperbook #1193) (Paperback)

By Roberto Bolano, Chris Andrews (Translator)

New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811218689, 182pp.

Publication Date: February 28, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (8/28/2009)
Paperback (6/1/2011)

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Set in the seaside town of Z, north of Barcelona, The Skating Rink is told in short, suspenseful chapters by three male narrators, and revolves around a beautiful figure skating champion, Nuria Mart . A ruined mansion, knife-wielding women, political corruption, sex, and jealousy all appear in this atmospheric chronicle of a single summer season in a seaside town, with its vacationers, businessmen, immigrants, bureaucrats, social workers, and drifters.