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News of a Kidnapping (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)

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Consumed these past twenty years by a "biblical holocaust," Colombia has endured leftist insurgencies, right-wing death squads, currency collapses, cholera epidemics, and, most recently and corrosively, drug trafficking. Returning to his days as a reporter for El Espectador, Gabriel Garcia Marquez chronicles, with consummate skill, the period in late 1990 when Colombian security forces mounted a nationwide manhunt for Pablo Escobar, the ruthless and elusive head of the Medellin cartel. Ten men and women were abducted by Escobar?s henchmen and used as bargaining chips against extradition to the United States. From the testimonies and diaries of the survivors, Garcia Marquez reconstructs their bizarre ordeal with cinematic intensity, breathtaking language, and rigor. We are drawn into a world that, like some phantasmagorical setting in a great Garcia Marquez novel, we can scarcely believe exists?but that continually shocks us with its cold, hard reality.

About the Author

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982, is the author of many novels and collections of stories, including One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera, The General in His Labyrinth, Strange Pilgrims, and Of Love and Other Demons. He lives in Mexico City and Bogota.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140269444
Translator:
Grossman, Edith
Author:
Grossman, Edith
Author:
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel
Author:
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
Author:
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Author:
rquez, Gabriel Garc
Author:
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Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
South American
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Kidnapping
Subject:
Colombia
Subject:
Drug traffic
Subject:
Hostages
Subject:
Drug traffic -- Colombia.
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
South America
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century
Publication Date:
19980631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.76x5.09x.56 in. .45 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Crime » Criminology
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History and Social Science » Latin America » Colombia
History and Social Science » World History » South America

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