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The Sound of Things Falling (Hardcover)

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    * National Bestseller and winner of the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
    * Hailed by Edmund White as "a brilliant new novel" on the cover of theNew York Times Book Review
    * Lauded by Jonathan F......more

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* National Bestseller and winner of the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
* Hailed by Edmund White as "a brilliant new novel" on the cover of theNew York Times Book Review
* Lauded by Jonathan Franzen, E. L. Doctorow and many others

From a global literary star comes a prize-winning tour de force an intimate portrayal of the drug wars in Colombia.


Juan Gabriel Vasquez has been hailed not only as one of South America’s greatest literary stars, but also as one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation. In this gorgeously wrought, award-winning novel, Vasquez confronts the history of his home country, Colombia.
In the city of Bogota, Antonio Yammara reads an article about a hippo that had escaped from a derelict zoo once owned by legendary Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. The article transports Antonio back to when the war between Escobar’s Medellin cartel and government forces played out violently in Colombia’s streets and in the skies above. Back then, Antonio witnessed a friend’s murder, an event that haunts him still. As he investigates, he discovers the many ways in which his own life and his friend’s family have been shaped by his country’s recent violent past. His journey leads him all the way back to the 1960s and a world on the brink of change: a time before narco-trafficking trapped a whole generation in a living nightmare.
Vasquez is one of the most original new voices of Latin American literature,” according to Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa, andThe Sound of Things Falling is his most personal, most contemporary novel to date, a masterpiece that takes his writingand will take his literary stareven higher.

Juan Gabriel Vasquez’s books include the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award winner and national bestseller,The Sound of Things Falling, as well as the award-winning The Informers andThe Secret History of Costaguana. Vasquez’s novels have been published in seventeen languages worldwide. After sixteen years in France, Belgium, and Spain, he now lives in Bogota.

Author:
Vasquez, Juan Gabriel
Genre:
FICTION / Literary
Audience:
College/higher education
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
270
Language:
English
Publisher:
Riverhead Books
Publish Date:
08/01/2013
Copyright Year:
2013
ISBN:
9781594487484
Height:
9.5 in
Wdth:
6.5 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
1.06 lb
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