Auxilio Lacouture is trapped. For twelve days she hides alone in a lavatory
on the fourth floor of the university. Staring at the floor, she begins a
heartfelt and feverish tale: she is the Mother of Mexican poetry. A highly
charged first-person semi-hallucinatory novel, Amulet is a potent stream of
consciousness through which the poets of Mexico rage and swirl. Filled with
wild, dark literary prophecies, heroic poets, mad poets, artists 'choked by
the brilliance of youth', Auxilio's passionate narration - both heart-
breaking and lyrical - is suffused with the essence of Roberto Bolaño's

Roberto Bolaño—Amulet

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