The Spirit of Science Fiction by Roberto Bolano (written 1984, published 2016)
Updated: Mar 16, 2021
A pair of poets in Mexico city hang out, find love, and write letters to famous American Sci-Fi writers in a desperate plea to save Latin America from US aggression through the power of literature. Roberto Bolano’s writing is smooth, mesmerizing, and unique. He has that great writer thing where he can be telling a very casual story about some individuals living their individual lives but it somehow unlocks the deeper secrets of the entire world.
Big ups to my dad for giving me this bad boy!