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The author of the book: Juan Gabriel Vásquez
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Edition: Riverhead Books
Date of issue: August 1st 2013
ISBN: 1594487480
ISBN 13: 9781594487484
Language: English
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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 will take his literary star—even higher.

*Winner of the 2014 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award


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Ebook The Sound of Things Falling read Online! Estudió Derecho en su ciudad natal, en la Universidad del Rosario, y después de graduarse, partió a Francia, donde se instaló en París (1996-99). Allí, en La Sorbona se doctoró en Literatura Latinoamericana. Luego se mudó a un pequeño pueblo de la región de Ardenas, en Bélgica. Después de un año de vivir allí, Vásquez se instaló en Barcelona. Actualmente vive cerca a su ciudad natal en Colombia.

Vásquez es autor de cinco novelas "oficiales" , aunque escribió otras cuando tenía 23 y 25 años de edad, que él prefiere eliminar. "Me gustaría que me dejaran olvidar esa parte de mi pasado. Me tomo ese derecho", ha dicho.

Vásquez, que colabora en diversas revistas y suplementos culturales, también escribe ensayos y columnista del periódico colombiano El Espectador, ha tenido éxito de crítica. Sus relatos de Vásquez han aparecido en antologías de Alemania, Francia, España y Colombia, y sus novelas han sido traducidas en Inglaterra, Francia, Holanda, Italia y Polonia. Además, él mismo ha traducido obras de John Hersey, Victor Hugo y E. M. Forster, entre otros. Formó parte del jurado de 81 escritores y críticos latinoamericanos y españoles que en 2007 eligieron para la revista colombiana Semana los mejores 100 libros en lengua castellana de los últimos 25 años.


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