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News of a Kidnapping (Vintage International) by [Gabriel GarcÍA MÁRquez, Edith Grossman]

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News of a Kidnapping (Vintage International) Kindle Edition

4.4 out of 5 stars 203 ratings

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García Márquez's consummate rendering of this hostage-taking looms as the symbol of an entire country held hostage to invisible yet violently ever-present drug lords.

-- "Kirkus Reviews"

Garcia Marquez is concerned with the kidnapping, with relating a singular experience of Colombia that threatened its social and political framework. And he tracks the story like a detective, weaving in the voices of all the players, ferreting out the nuances in their relationships, and cunningly revealing a country torn asunder by the quest for drug traffickers, or rather the mother of all drug traffickers, Pablo Escobar.

-- "Booklist (starred review)"

Marquez's calm sympathy reaches beyond these leading families taken prisoner by the war on drugs; he takes a human interest in the foot-soldiers who face certain death in Escobar's service--and even in Escobar himself, a doomed antihero whose 'most unsettling and dangerous aspect...was his total inability to distinguish between good and evil.' Perhaps the most remarkable thing about this book is its insistence on individual choice between good and evil, pluck and cowardice, at a moment when a lesser writer might see only the drama of a gripping true-crime story, with villains and victims foreordained.

-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)" --This text refers to the audioCD edition.

About the Author

Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014) was an author, journalist, and pioneer of the Latin American boom. Among his many books are The Autumn of the Patriarch, No One Writes to the Colonel, Love in the Time of Cholera, Living to Tell the Tale, Memories of My Melancholy Whores, and the classic One Hundred Years of Solitude. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. --This text refers to the audioCD edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00NKDP0IQ
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Vintage; Reprint edition (October 15, 2014)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 15, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1246 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 306 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 1400034930
  • Customer Reviews:
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Gabriel García Márquez (1927 – 2014) was born in Colombia and was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist. His many works include The Autumn of the Patriarch; No One Writes to the Colonel; Love in the Time of Cholera and Memories of My Melancholy Whores; and a memoir, Living to Tell the Tale. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.

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