News of a Kidnapping (Vintage International)

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$13.38
UPC:
9781400034932
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
Vintage; Reprint edition (January 8, 2008)
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
304
Shipping Weight:
7.8 ounces
Language:
English
Series:
Vintage International
Product Dimensions:
5.2 x 0.7 x 8 inches
ISBN-10:
1400034930
ISBN-13:
978-1400034932
Author:
Garca Mrquez, Gabriel,Edith Grossman

Product Overview

In 1990, fearing extradition to the United States, Pablo Escobar head of the Medelln drug cartel kidnapped ten notable Colombians to use as bargaining chips. With the eye of a poet, Garca Mrquez describes the survivors perilous ordeal and the bizarre drama of the negotiations for their release. He also depicts the keening ache of Colombia after nearly forty years of rebel uprisings, right-wing death squads, currency collapse and narco-democracy. With cinematic intensity, breathtaking language and journalistic rigor, Garca Mrquez evokes the sickness that inflicts his beloved country and how it penetrates every strata of society, from the lowliest peasant to the President himself.

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