Juan Gabriel Vásquez: The Sound of Things Falling
Monday 12th November 2012 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Bristol, Foyles, 6 Quakers Friars, Cabot Circus, Bristol, BS1 3BU
Literary Event, Free Event
The Sound of Things Falling is the dark, brilliant new novel by the author of The Informers and The Secret History of Costaguana. No sooner does he get to know Ricardo Laverde than disaffected young Colombian lawyer Antonio Yammara realises that his new friend has a secret, or rather several secrets. Antonio's fascination with the life of the ex-pilot becomes a troubled investigation that leads him all the way back to the early 1960s, marijuana smuggling and a time before the cocaine trade trapped a whole generation of Colombians in a living nightmare of fear and random death.
Juan Gabriel Vásquez is one of the leading novelists of his generation, and The Sound of Things Falling, which tackles what became of Colombia in the time of Pablo Escobar, is his best book to date. He discusses his work, Colombia and Latin American politics and history with writer and journalist James Woodall, biographer of Jorge Luis Borges, among others, and Associate Editor of Prospect magazine.
This event is free, but booking is required. Book your ticket here.
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Vásquez, Juan Gabriel
Juan Gabriel Vasquez