This essay is divided into three parts. The aim of the first part is to understand how Roberto Bolaño represents the violence upon women in his posthumous novel 2666. In the second part we open a debate with the work La modernidad insufrible by Oswaldo Zavala, which is one of the most important books recently published about Bolaño. However, we reach different conclusions. Finally, we examine how Bolaño assumes the singularity of the violence taking place in Sonora, which is a copy of Ciudad Juárez.