Las Reputaciones (Paperback)

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Columbian political cartoonist Javier Mallarino is at the pinnacle of his 40 year career. He’s known as the conscience of a nation, and holds the power to influence national events and make or break political fortunes.  A chance encounter with a young woman he knew when she was a child triggers a memory of an event that occurred many years earlier, an event so repugnant to him that his reactive cartoon leads to a death.  Now he wonders if his eyes and heart had deceived him.  The existential crisis that follows is as gripping as a thriller and as emotionally powerful as one of my all-time favorites, Julian Barnes’s The Sense of an Ending. -Cathy Langer, lead buyer

— Cathy Langer

October 2016 Indie Next List


“With direct and forceful narrative and a translation as smooth and peaceful as the quiet narrator himself, this book takes the reader on a days-long search for the past and the present in modern day Bogota. A prominent political cartoonist is shaken when a forgotten uncertainty from the past resurfaces. This psychological study of the concept that what we believe makes us who we are is a masterpiece!”
— Nicole Magistro (W), The Bookworm of Edwards, Edwards, CO

Description


Javier Mallarino es una leyenda viva. Es el caricaturista pol tico m s
influyente del pa's, #un hombre capaz de causar la revocaci n de una
ley, trastornar el fallo de un magistrado, tumbar a un alcalde o
amenazar gravemente la estabilidad de un ministerio, y eso con las
nicas armas del papel y la tinta china#. Los pol ticos le temen y el
gobierno le hace homenajes. A sus sesenta y cinco a os, despu's de
cuatro d cadas de brillante carrera, puede decir que tiene el pa's a sus
pies. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION Upon meeting Ricardo Laverde, Antonio Yammara suspects his new-found friend is hiding something. His fascination with Laverde's mysterious life becomes an obsession the day Laverde is murdered. El ruido de las cosas al caer is a story about a friendship frustrated by circumstances, a story of love in unfavorable times, an X-ray of a generation trapped by fear, and a suspenseful investigation into the past of a man and of a country.

About the Author


Juan Gabriel Vásquez (Bogotá, 1973) es autor de la colección de relatos Los amantes de Todos los Santos y de las novelas Los informantes, Historia secreta de Costaguana, El ruido de las cosas al caer, Las reputaciones y La forma de las ruinas. Ha publicado también una recopilación de ensayos literarios, El arte de la distorsión, y una breve biografía de Joseph Conrad, El hombre de ninguna parte. Sus libros se publican actualmente en veintiocho lenguas y han merecido, entre otros, el Premio Alfaguara, el English Pen Award, el Premio Gregor von Rezzori-Città di Firenze, el IMPAC International Dublin Literary Award, el Premio Real Academia Española, el Premio Casa de Amèrica Latina de Lisboa y el Premio Roger Caillois por el conjunto de su obra, otorgado anteriormente a escritores como Mario Vargas Llosa, Carlos Fuentes y Ricardo Piglia. Ha traducido obras de Joseph Conrad y Victor Hugo, entre otros, y en 2016 fue nombrado Caballero de la Orden de las Artes y las Letras de la República francesa.


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Product Details
ISBN: 9788466328074
ISBN-10: 8466328076
Publisher: Punto de Lectura
Publication Date: February 20th, 2015
Pages: 144
Language: Spanish