The Resource The shape of the ruins, Juan Gabriel Vasquez ; translation form the Spanish by Anne McLean

The shape of the ruins, Juan Gabriel Vasquez ; translation form the Spanish by Anne McLean

Label
The shape of the ruins
Title
The shape of the ruins
Statement of responsibility
Juan Gabriel Vasquez ; translation form the Spanish by Anne McLean
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Author
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"A sweeping tale of conspiracy theories, assassinations, and twisted obsessions -- the much anticipated masterpiece from Juan Gabriel Vasquez. The Shape of the Ruins is a masterly story of conspiracy, political obsession, and literary investigation. A man is arrested at a museum in Colombia for attempting to steal the bullet-ridden suit of an assassin. The incident barely makes the news though the political murder this assassin committed years before set off riots that ushered in a decade of bloody civil war in the country -- "La Violencia" -- a time that still echos throughout Colombia. Soon this theft takes on greater meaning as it becomes a thread in a widening web of popular obsessions with conspiracy theories and the truth; and it haunts the people 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 hidden characters who have unknowingly shaped its modern landscape. A compulsive read, beautiful and profound and eerily relevant to our times, The Shape of the Ruins is the tour-de-force story by a master at uncovering the incisive wounds of our political memory"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vásquez, Juan Gabriel
Dewey number
863/.64
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ8180.32.A797
LC item number
F6713 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McLean, Anne
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print peer picks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Uribe Uribe, Rafael
  • Gaitán, Jorge Eliécer
  • Conspiracy theories
  • Political violence
  • Assassination
  • Colombia
Target audience
adult
Label
The shape of the ruins, Juan Gabriel Vasquez ; translation form the Spanish by Anne McLean
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Copyright
Note
  • Unabridged
  • "Originally published in Spanish in 2015 by Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial as Laforma de las ruinas"-- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
729 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432862114
Lccn
2018054076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1078969686
  • 1997947
  • (OCoLC)on1078969686
  • 1997947
Label
The shape of the ruins, Juan Gabriel Vasquez ; translation form the Spanish by Anne McLean
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Unabridged
  • "Originally published in Spanish in 2015 by Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial as Laforma de las ruinas"-- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
729 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432862114
Lccn
2018054076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1078969686
  • 1997947
  • (OCoLC)on1078969686
  • 1997947

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