9th Ave: Juan Gabriel Vasquez

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 7:30pm

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

 

 

Juan Gabriel Vasquez discusses his new novel, The Shape of the Ruins.

 

Praise for Juan Gabriel Vasquez

 

"Juan Gabriel Vásquez's The Shape of the Ruins is a highly sophisticated, fast-moving political thriller set in Colombia and an excellent read." —Alan Furst


"One of the great novels of recent years." —Mario Vargas Llosa



"A reinventor of Latin American literature in the 21st century." —Jonathan Franzen

 

"Juan Gabriel Vásquez is a considerable writer." —E. L. Doctorow



"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

 

About The Shape of the Ruins

 

A sweeping tale of conspiracy theories, assassinations, and twisted obsessions -- the much anticipated masterpiece from Juan Gabriel Vásquez.



The Shape of the Ruins is a masterly story of conspiracy, political obsession, and literary investigation. When a man is arrested at a museum for attempting to steal the bullet-ridden suit of a murdered Colombian politician, few notice. But soon this thwarted theft takes on greater meaning as it becomes a thread in a widening web of popular fixations with conspiracy theories, assassinations, and historical secrets; and it haunts those 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 ways in which past violence shapes our present lives. A compulsive read, beautiful and profound, eerily relevant to our times and deeply personal, The Shape of the Ruins is a tour-de-force story by a master at uncovering the incisive wounds of our memories.

 

 

The Shape of the Ruins: A Novel By Juan Gabriel Vasquez Cover Image
$27.00
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ISBN: 9780735211148
Published: Riverhead Books - September 25th, 2018

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE

A sweeping tale of conspiracy theories, assassinations, and twisted obsessions -- the much anticipated masterpiece from Juan Gabriel Vásquez.


The Sound of Things Falling By Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Anne McLean (Translated by) Cover Image
By Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Anne McLean (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781594632747
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.
Published: Riverhead Books - June 3rd, 2014

* National Bestseller and Dublin Literary Award winner
* Hailed by Edmund White as "a brilliant new novel" on the cover of the New York Times Book Review
* Lauded by Jonathan Franzen, E. L. Doctorow and many others

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


Reputations By Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Anne McLean (Translated by) Cover Image
By Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Anne McLean (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735216860
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 19th, 2017

A brilliant novel about the complications of legacy from one of South America's literary stars, the New York Times bestselling author of The Sound of Things Falling.

Named a Best Book of the Year by the New York Times, Newsweek, the Guardian, and Kirkus


Lovers on All Saints' Day: Stories By Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Anne McLean (Translated by) Cover Image
By Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Anne McLean (Translated by)
$17.60
Temporarily Unavailable
ISBN: 9781594634277
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.
 


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