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The sound of things falling

Juan Gabriel VГЎsquez

The sound of things falling

by Juan Gabriel VГЎsquez

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Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Drug traffic,
  • Fiction,
  • Male friendship,
  • History

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    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.

    Edition Notes

    StatementJuan Gabriel Vásquez ; Translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPQ8180.32.A797 R8513 2013
    The Physical Object
    Pagination270 pages
    Number of Pages270
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26884457M
    ISBN 101594487480
    ISBN 109781594487484
    LC Control Number2013009330
    OCLC/WorldCa820123673

      The Sound of Things Falling (Book): Vásquez, Juan Gabriel: 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.   Admirers of Vásquez will expect of him such verbal virtuosity. But there is an additional emotional element to The Sound of Things Falling that takes this novel to a higher level” – Daily Telegraph “There is much to enjoying Vásquez's latest book (admirably rendered in .

    Overview. When Colombian lawyer Antonio Yammara stumbles across an article about the hunt of a hippo escaped from the ruins of Pablo Escobar’s zoo in the Magdalena Valley, it triggers memories.   “The Sound of Things Falling” is the Colombian writer’s second novel, and it begins with the classic detached and dreamlike tone of the Latin American short story masters Borges and : Hector Tobar.

    Get this from a library! The sound of things falling. [Juan Gabriel Vásquez] -- 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 Sound of Things Falling may be a page turner, but it's also a deep meditation on fate and death." --Edmund White, The New York Times Book Review "Deeply affecting and closely observed."/5(12K).


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The sound of things falling by Juan Gabriel VГЎsquez Download PDF EPUB FB2

Which is, of course, the essence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (never named in the book.) The Sound of Things Falling, is a “deep meditation” on memory and remembering traumas, and how that can influence and effect the lives of persons. If that interests you – give this book a go. Fall Read by: 3.

The Sound of Things Falling is the third novel by Juan Gabriel Vásquez. Mario Vargas Llosa has called the author, "one of the most original new voices of Latin American literature." Vásquez's work is a reaction to magical realism, in particular that of Gabriel Garcia Marquez/5. The Sound of Things Falling, which won Spain's Alfaguara prize last year, focuses on the bewilderment and fear of a society corrupted and taken over Author: Maya Jaggi.

Book Review: 'The Sound Of Things Falling' By Juan Gabriel Vasquez Juan Gabriel Vasquez' new novel, The Sound of Things Falling, is a sophisticated vision of. The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vasquez takes readers on a journey through Colombia starting in the late '60s — but it's not your average detective story.

The Sound of Things Falling wasn't what I expected and I enjoyed it probably more for it. I bought the book primarily because it had won G Impac award so I knew it had to be good. I liked the mystery around the Ricardo character, but suspected his past - and the love story between Ricardo and the American character is thrilling.4/4().

Book Summary. 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.

“The Sound of Things Falling” may be a page turner, but it’s also a deep meditation on fate and death. Even in translation, the superb quality of Vásquez’s prose is evident, captured in.

The Sound of Things Falling Quotes Showing of 74 “Adulthood brings with it the pernicious illusion of control, and perhaps even depends on it. I mean that mirage of dominion over our own life that allows us to feel like adults, for we associate maturity with autonomy, the sovereign right to determine what is going to happen to us by: 3.

The Sound of Things Falling Juan Gabriel Vasquez, ; Anne McClean, trans., Penguin Group USA pp. ISBN Summary From a global literary star comes a prize-winning tour de force an intimate portrayal of the drug wars in Colombia.

In the Colombian writer Juan Gabriel Vásquez’s new novel, “The Sound of Things Falling,” his narrator, a young lawyer named Antonio, has ample time. About The Sound of Things Falling * National Bestseller and winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award * Hailed by Edmund White as “a brilliant new novel” on the cover of the New York Times Book Review * Lauded by Jonathan Franzen, E.

Doctorow and many others. "The Sound of Things Falling" is a thoughtful and moving, if tragic, tale of ordinary people trying to get by in extraordinary times.

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The Sound of Things Falling is a novel written by Juan Gabriel Vasquez, a Colombian author, and the book was actually published in in Spanish first. InAnne McLean published the English translation, which won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. The Sound of Things Falling is not really the story of one man and his involvement with the cartels.

Instead, it is an exploration of how the cartels impacted thousands of people of Laverde’s generation who in one way or another were drawn into the trafficking business — people like Laverde, who were not hardened criminals but saw drugs as. Juan Gabriel Vásquez's previous books include the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award winner and national bestseller, The Sound of Things Falling, as well as the award-winning The Informers, The Secret History of Costaguana, and the story collection Lovers on All Saints' Day.Vásquez's novels have been published in twenty-five languages worldwide.

The Sound of Things Falling has been hailed as “genuine and magnificently written” by Library Journal; “deeply affecting and closely observed” by the L.A. Times; and “a masterpiece” by Booklist.

It is the fifth novel by Vasquez, following Persona, Alina Suplicante. “The Sound of Things Falling is a masterful chronicle of how the violence between the cartels and government forces spilled out to affect and corrode ordinary lives.

It. The Sound of Things Falling is reminiscent of The Godfather, Part II, with its long flashback scenes showing the early domestic scenes of Vito Corleone, his wife, and his young children.

In these flashbacks, Maya appears as a child and Helen Fitts becomes Elena Laverde. A gripping novel, absorbing right to the end, The Sound of Things Falling concerns a young professor of jurisprudence named Antonio who plays billiards every afternoon in Bogotá to unwind after delivering his lecture.

In the billiard hall, he befriends a frail older man, Laverde, who, it is rumored, has only recently been released from prison.4/4(11). Just finished The Sound of Things Falling, a novel by the Colombian writer Juan Gabriel the translation, at least, it's a beautifully written story exploring the aftermath of drugs overlord Pablo Escobar's baleful reign over much of that country's recent : Peter Clothier.