The Sound of Things Falling: A Novel

The Sound of Things Falling: A Novel

Juan Gabriel Vásquez


Juan Gabriel Vásquez has been hailed not just as considered one of South America’s maximum literary stars, but in addition as essentially the most acclaimed writers of his iteration. during this gorgeously wrought, award-winning novel, Vásquez confronts the heritage of his domestic nation, Colombia. In town of Bogotá, Antonio Yammara reads an editorial a couple of hippo that had escaped from a derelict zoo as soon as owned via mythical Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. the object transports Antonio again to whilst the conflict among Escobar’s Medellín cartel and executive forces performed out violently in Colombia’s streets and within the skies above. again then, Antonio witnessed a friend’s homicide, an occasion that haunts him nonetheless. As he investigates, he discovers the various ways that his personal lifestyles and his friend’s relatives were formed through his country’s fresh violent earlier. His trip leads him the entire as far back as the Sixties and an international near to swap: a time ahead of narco-trafficking trapped an entire iteration in a dwelling nightmare. Vásquez is “one of the main unique new voices of Latin American literature,” in accordance with Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa, and The Sound of items Falling is his such a lot own, such a lot modern novel to this point, a masterpiece that takes his writing—and will take his literary star—even larger.

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