From Library Journal
In a departure from his Nobel prize-winning fiction, Garcia Marquez examines the November 7, 1990, abduction of well-known Colombian journalist Maruja Pachon and her sister-in-law by the "Extraditables," drug traffickers belonging to the Medellin Cartel. Among others kidnapped were the daughter of an ex-president of Colombia and the son of the owner of El Tiempo, Colombia's most important newspaper. The kidnappings were meant to force the government to take a stand against the extradition of drug traffickers to the United States. What ensues is a passionate account of the harrowing experiences suffered by the victims and the negotiations undertaken by Pachon's husband, Alberto Villamizar. A moving, dramatic account on par with the author's best works; recommended for public libraries.?Jorge Gonzalez
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“Fascinante… Posee todo el drama y resonancia emocional de la maìs poderosa ficción de García Márquez.” —The New York Times
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“Brillante… Profundamente conmovedora… Una historia rica en personajes que son a la vez heroicos y contradictorios”. —The Wall Street Journal
“Una historia poderosa… Con una serie de reveladores brochazos, saltando sutilmente entre perspectivas, García Márquez transmite la locura de la cautividad de los secuestrados, la desolación, la rabia, la falsa esperanza, la resignación”. —San Francisco Chronicle