The skating rink

Book Cover
Average Rating
A New Directions Book,
Pub. Date:
With a murder at its heart, Roberto Bolano’s The Skating Rink is, among other things, a crime novel. Murder seems to have exerted a fascination for the endlessly talented Bolano, who in his last interview, according to The Observer, “declared, in all apparent seriousness, that what he would most like to have been was a homicide detective.”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 Martí. 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.
More Details
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID e66f0779-c731-c89c-7c53-18e342ff0566
full_title skating rink
author bolaño roberto
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-08-14 05:04:40AM

Solr Details

_version_ 1576240155537178624
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Andrews, Chris, 1962-
author Bolaño, Roberto, 1953-2003.
author-letter Bolaño, Roberto,
author2 Andrews, Chris, 1962-
author2-role Andrews, Chris,1962-
author_additional Roberto Bolaño ; translated by Chris Andrews.
author_display Bolaño, Roberto
availability_toggle_arlington Available Now, Entire Collection
available_at_arlington Central, Shirlington
callnumber-a PQ8098.12.O38
callnumber-first P - Language and Literature
callnumber-subject PQ - French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese Literature
callnumber_sort_arlington F BOLAN
collection_arlington Adult Fiction
date_added 2011-01-26T05:00:00Z
days_since_added 2398
detailed_location_arlington Central Adult Fiction, Shirlington Adult Fiction
format_arlington Book
format_boost 10
format_category_arlington Books
grouping_category book
id e66f0779-c731-c89c-7c53-18e342ff0566
isbn 9780811217132, 9780811218689
item_details ils:.b13131886|.i14349139|Central Adult Fiction|F BOLAN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Jul 10, 2017|caf||, ils:.b13131886|.i14349152|Shirlington Adult Fiction|F BOLAN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|May 14, 2016|saf||
itype_arlington Hardback
language English
language_boost 10
language_boost_es 1
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_arlington 50
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington F BOLAN
local_callnumber_exact_arlington F BOLAN
local_callnumber_left_arlington F BOLAN
local_days_since_added_arlington 2398
num_holdings 2
oclc (OCoLC)286438947
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Central, Shirlington
physical 182 p. ; 21 cm.
popularity 4
primary_isbn 9780811217132
publishDate 2009
publishDateSort 2009
publisher A New Directions Book,
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details ils:.b13131886|Book|Books||English|A New Directions Book,|2009.|182 p. ; 21 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records a, arlington, c, d, g, h, o, p, s, u, v, w
scoping_details_arlington ils:.b13131886|.i14349139|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b13131886|.i14349152|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||
target_audience Adult
target_audience_full Adult
title The skating rink
title_alt Pista de hielo.
title_display The skating rink
title_full The skating rink / Roberto Bolaño ; translated by Chris Andrews
title_short The skating rink
title_sort skating rink
translation Spanish