The Savage Detectives

Roberto bolaño

The novel is narrated in first person by several narrators and divided into three parts. The first section, «Mexicans Lost in Mexico», set in late 1975, is told by 17-year-old aspiring poet, Juan García Madero. It centers on his admittance to a roving gang of poets who refer to themselves as the Visceral Realists. He drops out of university and travels around Mexico City, becoming increasingly involved with the adherents of Visceral Realism, although he remains uncertain about Visceral Realism.