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The Resource The sound of things falling, Juan Gabriel Vásquez ; translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean

The sound of things falling, Juan Gabriel Vásquez ; translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean

Label
The sound of things falling
Title
The sound of things falling
Statement of responsibility
Juan Gabriel Vásquez ; translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean
Creator
Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
No sooner does he get to know Ricardo Laverde than disaffected young Colombian lawyer Antonio Yammara realizes that his new friend has a secret, or rather several secrets. Antonio's fascination with the life of ex-pilot Ricardo Laverde begins by casual acquaintance in a seedy Bogotá billiard hall and grows until the day Ricardo receives a cassette tape in an unmarked envelope. Asking Antonio to find him somewhere private to play it, they go to a library. The first time he glances up from his seat in the next booth, Antonio sees tears running down Laverde's cheeks; the next, the ex-pilot has gone. Shortly afterwards, Ricardo is shot dead on a street corner in Bogotá by a guy on the back of a motorbike and Antonio is caught in the hail of bullets. Lucky to survive, and more out of love with life than ever, he starts asking questions until the questions become an obsession that leads him to Laverde's daughter. His troubled investigation leads all the way back to the early 1960s, marijuana smuggling and a time before the cocaine trade trapped a whole generation of Colombians in a living nightmare of fear and random death
Member of
Summary
Bogota resident Antonio Yammara reflects on a mid-20th-century uprising between Pablo Escobar's drug cartel and government forces that trapped Pablo's community in a nightmarish existence and culminated in a friend's murder.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2013.
  • International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, 2014.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10191332
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vásquez, Juan Gabriel
Dewey number
863/.64
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McLean, Anne
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drug traffic
  • Male friendship
  • Colombia
Target audience
adult
Label
The sound of things falling, Juan Gabriel Vásquez ; translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Spain 2011 by Alfaguara (Santillana Ediciones Generales) as El ruido de las cosas al caer."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn820123673
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9781594487484
Lccn
2013009330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)820123673
Label
The sound of things falling, Juan Gabriel Vásquez ; translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Spain 2011 by Alfaguara (Santillana Ediciones Generales) as El ruido de las cosas al caer."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn820123673
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9781594487484
Lccn
2013009330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)820123673

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