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The Sound of Things Falling

By Juan Gabriel Vásquez, 1973-

* National Bestseller

* Winner of the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

* Hailed by Edmund White as "a brilliant new novel" on the cover of the New York Times Book Review

* One of NPR’s 6 Best Books of the Summer

* Esquire recommends The Sound of Things Falling “if you read only one book this month”

* 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 Vásquez 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, Vásquez confronts the history of his home country, Colombia.





In the city of Bogotá, 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 Medellín 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.





Vásquez is “one of the most original new voices of Latin American literature,” according to Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa, and The Sound of Things Falling is his most personal, most contemporary novel to date, a masterpiece that takes his writing—and his literary star—even higher.

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Book

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781594487484


Format: Book
Author: Vásquez, Juan Gabriel, 1973-
Title: The sound of things falling / Juan Gabriel Vásquez ; translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean.
Publisher Date: New York : Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2013.
Subject: Drug traffic -- Colombia -- Fiction. Male friendship -- Fiction Colombia -- History -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781594487484
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: F Vasquez
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Bib Id: 444777

Format: Book
Author: Vásquez, Juan Gabriel, 1973-
Title: The sound of things falling / Juan Gabriel Vásquez ; translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean.
Publisher, Date: New York : Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2013.
Description: 270 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Drug traffic -- Colombia -- Fiction.
Subjects: Male friendship -- Fiction
Subjects: Colombia -- History -- Fiction.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Other Title: Ruido de las cosas al caer. English
Notes: "Originally published in Spain 2011 by Alfaguara (Santillana Ediciones Generales) as El ruido de las cosas al caer"--Title page verso.
Notes: Translated from the Spanish.
LCCN: 2013009330
ISBN: 9781594487484
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: F Vasquez