9th Ave: Juan Gabriel Vasquez

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 7:30pm

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. store.

 

 

Colombian writer Juan Gabriel Vasquez discusses his latest novel, Reputations.

 

 

Praise for Juan Gabriel Vasquez:

 

“The narrative escalates, the mystery deepens, and the scope of the story widens with each page. This terrific novel draws on Colombia’s tragic history and cycles of violence to tell the story of a troubled man trying to come to grips with the distant forces and events that have shaped his life.” —Khaled Hosseini

 

“A fine and frightening study of how the past preys upon the present…” —John Banville

 

“I felt myself under the spell of a masterful writer. Juan Gabriel Vásquez has many gifts–intelligence, wit, energy, a deep vein of feeling–but he uses them so naturally that soon enough one forgets one’s amazement at his talents, and then the strange, beautiful sorcery of his tale takes hold.”  —Nicole Krauss

 

“Juan Gabriel Vásquez is one of the most original new voices of Latin American literature.”  —Mario Vargas Llosa

 

“For anyone who has read the entire works of Gabriel García Márquez and is in search of a new Colombian novelist… a thrilling new discovery.” —Colm Tóibín

 

 

About Reputations:

 

From the brilliant mind of the author of "The Sound of Things Falling," a powerful novel about a legendary political cartoonist.

 
Javier Mallarino is a living legend. He is his country's most influential political cartoonist, the consciousness of a nation. A man capable of repealing laws, overturning judges' decisions, destroying politicians' careers with his art. His weapons are pen and ink. Those in power fear him and pay him homage. 


At sixty-five, after four decades of a brilliant career, he's at the height of his powers. But this all changes when he's paid an unexpected visit from a young woman who upends his sense of personal history and forces him to re-evaluate his life and work, questioning his position in the world. 


In "Reputations," Juan Gabriel Vasquez examines the weight of the past, how a public persona intersects with private histories, and the burdens and surprises of memory. In this intimate novel, Vasquez plumbs universal experiences to create a masterful story, one that reverberates long after you turn the final page.

 

Reputations Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781594633478
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 20th, 2016

A brilliant novel about the power of politics and personal memory from one of South America's literary stars, the New York Times bestselling author of The Sound of Things Falling.


Lovers on All Saints' Day: Stories Cover Image
$17.60
ISBN: 9781594634277
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 19th, 2016

From the award-winning, bestselling author of "The Sound of Things Falling "and "Reputations," a brilliant collection of stories that showcases why he is one of the best writers in any language working today.


The Sound of Things Falling Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594632747
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Riverhead Books - June 3rd, 2014

An intimate portrayal of the drug wars in Colombia, from international fiction star Juan Gabriel Vasquez.


The Informers Cover Image
$18.70
ISBN: 9781594484674
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 6th, 2010

From the author of The Sound of Things Falling, a "brilliant new novel" (New York Times Book Review) and one of the most buzzed about books of the year

"One of the most original new voices of Latin American literature." -- Mario Vargas Llosa, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature


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