Read the acclaimed novel that inspired the epic stage adaptation. This five-part epic written by Chilean-born author Roberto Bolaño, and published the year after his death in 2004, matches the sheer power of Robert Falls and Seth Bockley’s nearly five hour long adaptation which took over the Owen stage in 2016. This unflinching look at the nature of evil, especially the unsolved murders of young women in Mexico, posthumously won Bolaño the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction in 2008.
2666 begins with a group of hapless European academics hot on the trail of an elusive author—a search that leads them into the dark heart of a Mexican border city where the murders of hundreds of women remain unsolved. This story gives way to a surprising, panoramic portrait of the 20th century that spans more than 100 years and jumps from Spain to Mexico to Germany and beyond, illuminating the power of literature to reflect and transform the world.