THE THIRD REICH.
Edition: First US printing.
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2011) dj. Hardcover first edition - Posthumous publication of a novel written in 1989 but found among the papers of this award-winning Mexican writer after his death. The title refers to a tactical WWII-themed board game, and Udo Berger is the German national champion who, even on vacation at the Spanish resort of Costa Brava, is unable to tear himself away from the game. As one reviewer noted "Bolano draws a fine line between memory and reality, but blurs them in the final pages, as the novel slowly drifts from realism to a nightmarish fever dream - leaving readers with an ending that is ambiguous yet haunting." Translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer. 277 pp. ISBN: 978-0374275624.
Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (small tear to front cover of dj)