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The sound of things falling

by Vásquez, Juan Gabriel, 1973-

Format: Kindle Book 2013 2013
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Summary
No sooner does he get to know Ricardo Laverde than disaffected young Colombian lawyer Antonio Yammara realises that his new friend has a secret, or rather several secrets. Antonio's fascination with the life of ex-pilot Ricardo Laverde begins by casual acquaintance in a seedy Bogotá billiard hall and grows until the day Ricardo receives a cassette tape in an unmarked envelope. Asking Antonio to find him somewhere private to play it, they go to a library. The first time he glances up from his seat in the next booth, Antonio sees tears running down Laverde's cheeks; the next, the ex-pilot has gone. Shortly afterwards, Ricardo is shot dead on a street corner in Bogotá by a guy on the back of a motorbike and Antonio is caught in the hail of bullets. Lucky to survive, and more out of love with life than ever, he starts asking questions until the questions become an obsession that leads him to Laverde's daughter. His troubled investigation leads all the way back to the early 1960s, marijuana smuggling and a time before the cocaine trade trapped a whole generation of Colombians in a living nightmare of fear and random death.
Contents
One single long shadow
Never one of my dead
The gaze of absent ones
We're all fugitives
What's there to live for
Up, up, up.

Additional Information
Subjects Drug traffic Colombia Fiction
Male friendship Fiction
Literature
Historical Fiction
Thriller
Fiction
Colombia History Fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Electronic books.
Publisher New York :Penguin Publishing Group2013
2013
Other Titles Ruido de las cosas al caer.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
Translated from the Spanish.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: Kindle Book
Format: OverDrive Read
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9781101605387
9781101605387
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