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Author Vásquez, Juan Gabriel, 1973- author.

Title THE SHAPE OF THE RUINS / by Juan Gabriel Vasquez ; translation form the Spanish by Anne McLean.

Edition Large print edition.
Publication Info. Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company : Waterville, Maine, 2019.
©2018
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 95th Street Adult Large Type Fiction  F VASQUEZ    AVAILABLE
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Description 729 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Physical Medium large print rda
Series Thorndike Press large print peer picks.
Note "Originally published in Spanish in 2015 by Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial as Laforma de las ruinas"-- Title page verso.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Uribe Uribe, Rafael, 1859-1914 -- Assassination -- Fiction.
Gaitán, Jorge Eliécer, 1898?-1948 -- Assassination -- Fiction.
Political violence -- Columbia -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Genre Historical fiction.
Political fiction.
Added Author McLean, Anne, 1962- translator.
Added Title Forma de las ruinas. English.
ISBN 9781432862114 (hardcover)
1432862111 (hardcover)
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