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The Sound of Things Falling

Author: Juan Gabriel Vásquez
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* National Bestseller and winner of the 2014 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. L. Doctorow and many others From a global literary star comes a prize-winning tour de force – an intimate portrayal of the drug wars in Colombia. Juan Gabriel Vásquez has been hailed not only as one of South America’s greatest literary stars, but also as one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation. In this gorgeously wrought, award-winning novel, Vásquez confronts the history of his home country, Colombia. In the city of Bogotá, Antonio Yammara reads an article about a hippo that had escaped from a derelict zoo once owned by legendary Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. The article transports Antonio back to when the war between Escobar’s Medellín cartel and government forces played out violently in Colombia’s streets and in the skies above. Back then, Antonio witnessed a friend’s murder, an event that haunts him still. As he investigates, he discovers the many ways in which his own life and his friend’s family have been shaped by his country’s recent violent past. His journey leads him all the way back to the 1960s and a world on the brink of change: a time before narco-trafficking trapped a whole generation in a living nightmare. 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—even higher.


The Shape of the Ruins

Author: Juan Gabriel Vasquez
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE A sweeping tale of conspiracy theories, assassinations, and twisted obsessions -- the much anticipated masterpiece from Juan Gabriel Vásquez. The Shape of the Ruins is a masterly story of conspiracy, political obsession, and literary investigation. When a man is arrested at a museum for attempting to steal the bullet-ridden suit of a murdered Colombian politician, few notice. But soon this thwarted theft takes on greater meaning as it becomes a thread in a widening web of popular fixations with conspiracy theories, assassinations, and historical secrets; and it haunts those who feel that only they know the real truth behind these killings. This novel explores the darkest moments of a country's past and brings to life the ways in which past violence shapes our present lives. A compulsive read, beautiful and profound, eerily relevant to our times and deeply personal, The Shape of the Ruins is a tour-de-force story by a master at uncovering the incisive wounds of our memories.


Reputations

Author: Juan Gabriel Vásquez
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From the author of The Sound of Things Falling, a powerful novel about a legendary political cartoonist. Javier Mallarino is a living legend. He is his country’s most influential political cartoonist, the conscience of a nation. A man capable of repealing laws, overturning judges’ decisions, and destroying politicians’ careers with his art. His weapons are pen and ink. Those in power fear him and pay him homage. After four decades of a brilliant career, he’s at the height of his powers. But this all changes when he’s paid an unexpected visit by a young woman who upends his personal history and forces him to reconsider his life and work, questioning his position in the world. In Reputations, Juan Gabriel Vásquez examines the weight of the past, how a public persona intersects with private histories, the burdens and surprises of memory. In this intimate novel, Vásquez once again brilliantly plumbs universal experiences to create a masterly story, one that reverberates long after you turn the final page.


Darkness Falling

Author: Peter Crowther
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First, the flash. A glare of light, just before dawn, followed by utter darkness. A vast blanketing nothingness that covered the whole Earth. Then, the disappearances. Friends and strangers alike, swallowed by the darkness… and then returned, altered, changed. For the people of Jesman's Bend, it feels like the end of the world. But this is only the very start. File Under: Science Fiction [Zombie Apocalypse | Bodysnatchers | They Return ] e-book ISBN: 9780857661708


The Comfort of Figs

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The Comfort of Figsis the unforgettable story of the birth of a city, the power of obsession and the burden of a family secret. As a city is made, a family's destiny is changed forever. 1939. A bridge is built, and a country town becomes a city. Three young men forge a close friendship as they lab our precariously high above the river, but one slip transforms their lives. A generation later, Robbie, a young landscaper, is grappling with those who should be closest to him - his father, whose past is linked with the iconic bridge, and his girlfriend, Freya, who is left shattered after a vicious assault.


The Sound of Falling Leaves

Author: Qurratulʻain Ḥaidar
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A Collection Of The Sahitya Akademi Award Winning Short Stories By Qurratulain Hyder, One Of The Most Celebrated And Accomplished Contemporary Writers Of Urdu Fiction.She Received The Sahitya Akademi Award In 1968 For The Collection Of Her Stories Titled Patjhar Ki Awaz, Urdu.


Deadly Seduction

Author: Bonita Wagner
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THE SETTING Nestled on a mountainside in Freedom, New Mexico is an old house. The magnificent view of the lake adds to its illusion of tranquility. Its architecture is different than those of the structures surrounding it, but that's not the only difference it holds a history of strange deaths. THE INHERITANCE Nathan Phillip's dream retirement home becomes a nightmare. Only months after he moves in, he commits suicide, leaving the house to his only living relative, his nephew, Greg Phillips. Greg and his wife, Kate, decide to take a vacation and inspect their new property. THE TERROR Soon after arriving, Kate watches Greg transform from a loving husband to a person she no longer recognizes. Will she discover the deadly secret the house hides and the reason for Nathan's suicide or will she, too, become a victim?


A Dictionary of the English Language

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Vampire Hunter D Volume 13 Twin Shadowed Knight Parts 1 2

Author: Hideyuki Kikuchi
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When Vampire Hunter D entered the town of Sedoc it was in search of answers to the meaning of a dying vampire's last words: "Find Muma." But when he meets Mia, the daughter of the local fortuneteller, he learns the mists emanating from a smoking crater on the outskirts of Sedoc have reanimated thousands of corpses, compelling them to crawl from their graves and hurl themselves into the smoking chasm. When D goes to investigate, he finds himself split in two: a second Vampire Hunter D, full of passion and lust and hunger for the company of women, is born! * Features eleven black-and-white line illustrations by Yoshitaka Amano. "Richly descriptive, filled with bone crushing action and horror aplenty, this is one wild ride down the highway to Hell." - Active Anime


A Bird in the Hand

Author: Lynn Stansbury
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The body of a young woman is found in a dump in American Samoa. Then the prime suspect in her death is found half-eaten by sharks. Natural justice? Native justice? Or something else entirely? Lieutenant Han, a Korean-American homicide detective on loan to this remote South Pacific island nation, is also its only trained investigator. Born in one culture, raised in another, married into a third and now working in a fourth, Han takes nothing for granted about why people kill each other. Even so, these two deaths make no sense. Meanwhile, Han's estranged Japanese wife is back in Samoa, apparently more interested in an American ecologist than her husband, and the woman doctor Han fell for in his wife's absence seems to be falling for the hospital's new pathologist, a long-distance ocean sailor from South Africa with some unique experience in third-world killing fields. As the answers to Han's questions emerge from the cultural chaos like the ghosts that haunt Samoan forests, he discovers that the last blind spot is his own. And it may kill him.