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Letter from Riga

The financial crisis has hit Latvia hard. But its medical care remains excellent—it's just a shame there are so few Latvians to benefit
Tom Chatfield  

When we dead awaken

Has the first great novel of the 21st century just arrived from South America? Roberto Bolaño's last novel is something quite unexpected—a critically garlanded epic of conspicuous virtuosity that's funny, filthy, sometimes boring and obsessed with violent death
Tom Chatfield