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The sound of things falling

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.

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  • "Ruido de las cosas al caer"@pl
  • "El ruido de las cosas al caer"@it

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  • "Antonio Yammara recalls his relationship years before with Ricardo Laverde, a man with a hidden past who was killed in the days when the drug trade in Colombia was at its height, and examines its effects on everyone in the country."
  • ""Tan pronto conoce a Ricardo Laverde, el joven Antonio Yammara comprende que en el pasado de su nuevo amigo hay un secreto, o quizá varios. Su atracción por la misteriosa vida de Laverde, nacida al hilo de sus encuentros en un billar, se transforma en verdadera obsesión el día en que éste es asesinado. Convencido de que resolver el enigma de Laverde le señalará un camino en su encrucijada vital, Yammara emprende una investigación que se remonta a los primeros años setenta, cuando una generación de jóvenes idealistas fue testigo del nacimiento de un negocio que acabaría por llevar a Colombia -- y al mundo -- al borde del abismo. Años después, la exótica fuga de un hipopótamo, último vestigio del imposible zoológico con el que Pablo Escobar exhibía su poder, es la chispa que lleva a Yammara a contar su historia y la de Ricardo Laverde, tratando de averiguar cómo el negocio del narcotráfico marcó la vida privada de quienes nacieron con él." --Résumé de l'éditeur."
  • "Bogotá, Kolumbien, im Sommer 2009: Der Jura-Professor Antonio Yammara liest in der Zeitung von einem Nilpferd, das aus dem ehemaligen Privatzoo des legendären Drogenkönigs Pablo Escobar entflohen ist. Unmittelbar fühlt er sich in die Zeit zurückversetzt, als der Krieg zwischen Escobars Medellín-Kartell und den Regierungstruppen auf Kolumbiens Straßen eskalierte. Damals musste er hautnah miterleben, wie ein Freund ermordet wurde. Noch Jahre später quälen ihn die Erinnerungen. Bei seinen Nachforschungen über den Mord entdeckt Antonio, wie stark sein eigenes Leben und das seines Freundes von der gewaltsamen Vergangenheit des Landes bestimmt wurden. Das Geräusch der >>Dinge beim Fallen<< ist eine preisgekrönte Tour de Force und ein intimes Porträt einer Generation, die der Drogenhandel in einem lebendigen Albtraum gefangen hielt. Für diesen großen Roman wurde Juan Gabriel Vásquez mit dem mit $ 175.000 dotierten >>Premio Alfaguara de novela<< ausgezeichnet."
  • "Antonio Yammara recuerda su relación de años atras con Ricardo Laverde, un hombre con un pasado oculto, que fué asesinado en los días en que el tráfico de drogas en Colombia estaba en su apogeo y examina los efectos en todo el país."
  • "The novel El ruido de las cosas al caer (or, The noise of falling things) is set in Bogotá and covers a period in Colombian history ruled by the overwhelming presence of Pablo Escobar, the fearsome drug king who became one of the world's richest men during a lifetime of criminal activity."
  • "Wanneer een Colombiaanse jongeman vermoord wordt, gaat zijn biljartvriend op zoek naar zijn geheimzinnige verleden."
  • "No sooner does he get to know Ricardo Laverde than disaffected young Colombian lawyer Antonio Yammara realizes 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."
  • "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."@en
  • ""Tan pronto conoce a Ricardo Laverde, el joven Antonio Yammara comprende que en el pasado de su nuevo amigo hay un secreto, o quizá varios. Su atracción por la misteriosa vida de Laverde, nacida al hilo de sus encuentros en un billar, se transforma en verdadera obsesión el día en que éste es asesinado. Convencido de que resolver el enigma de Laverde le señalará un camino en su encrucijada vital, Yammara emprende una investigación que se remonta a los primeros años setenta, cuando una generación de jóvenes idealistas fue testigo del nacimiento de un negocio que acabaría por llevar a Colombia -- y al mundo -- al borde del abismo. Años después, la exótica fuga de un hipopótamo, último vestigio del imposible zoológico con el que Pablo Escobar exhibía su poder, es la chispa que lleva a Yammara a contar su historia y la de Ricardo Laverde, tratando de averiguar cómo el negocio del narcotráfico marcó la vida privada de quienes nacieron con él." --From publisher's description."
  • "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 Bogota 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 Bogota 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."
  • ""Tan pronto conoce a Ricardo Laverde, el joven Antonio Yammara comprende que en el pasado de su nuevo amigo hay un secreto, o quizá varios. Su atracción por la misteriosa vida de Laverde, nacida al hilo de sus encuentros en un billar, se transforma en verdadera obsesión el día en que éste es asesinado. Convencido de que resolver el enigma de Laverde le señalará un camino en su encrucijada vital, Yammara emprende una investigación que se remonta a los primeros años setenta, cuando una generación de jóvenes idealistas fue testigo del nacimiento de un negocio que acabaría por llevar a Colombia -- y al mundo -- al borde del abismo. Años después, la exótica fuga de un hipopótamo, último vestigio del imposible zoológico con el que Pablo Escobar exhibía su poder, es la chispa que lleva a Yammara a contar su historia y la de Ricardo Laverde, tratando de averiguar cómo el negocio del narcotráfico marcó la vida privada de quienes nacieron con él" --From publisher's description."
  • "The novel El ruido de las cosas al caer (or, The noise of falling things) is set in Bogotá and covers a period in Colombian history ruled by the overwhelming presence of Pablo Escobar, the fearsome drug king who became one of the world's richest men during a lifetime of criminal activity.--Source inconnue."
  • "A young lawyer reflects on the mid-twentieth-century uprising between Pablo Escobar's drug cartel and government forces that trapped Pablo's community in a nightmarish existence and culminated in a friend's murder."@en
  • "In 2009, Antonio Yammara recalls his relationship years before with Ricardo Laverde, a man with a hidden past who was killed in the days when the drug trade in Colombia was at its height, and examines its effects on everyone in the country."
  • "In 2009, Antonio Yammara recalls his relationship years before with Ricardo Laverde, a man with a hidden past who was killed in the days when the drug trade in Colombia was at its height, and examines its effects on everyone in the country."@en
  • "-- Kirkus * Lauded by Jonathan Franzen, E. L. Doctorow and many others From a global literary star comes a prize-winning tour de force - an intimate portrayal of the drug wars in Colombia. Juan Gabriel Va squez has been hailed not only as one of South America's greatest literary stars, but also as one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation. In this gorgeously wrought, award-winning novel, Va squez confronts the history of his home country, Colombia. In the city of Bogota , Antonio Yammara reads an article about a hippo that had escaped from a derelict zoo once owned by legendary Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. The article transports Antonio back to when the war between Escobar's Medelli n cartel and government forces played out violently in Colombia's streets and in the skies above. Back then, Antonio witnessed a friend's murder, an event that haunts him still. As he investigates, he discovers the many ways in which his own life and his friend's family have been shaped by his country's recent violent past. His journey leads him all the way back to the 1960s and a world on the brink of change: a time before narco-trafficking trapped a whole generation in a living nightmare. Va squez is "one of the most original new voices of Latin American literature, "according to Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa, and The Sound of Things Falling"

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  • "Miscellaneous fiction"@en
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  • "Romans (teksten)"
  • "Erzählende Literatur"
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  • "Suspense fiction"
  • "Powieść sensacyjna kolumbijska"@pl
  • "Powieść kolumbijska"@pl
  • "Erzählende Literatur: Gegenwartsliteratur ab 1945"
  • "Belletristische Darstellung"
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  • "Electronic books"
  • "Roman colombien"
  • "Powieść kryminalna kolumbijska"@pl

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  • "Il rumore delle cose che cadono"
  • "Il rumore delle cose che cadono"@it
  • "The sound of things falling a novel"
  • "El ruido de las cosas al caer"@es
  • "El ruido de las cosas al caer"
  • "Das Geräusch der Dinge beim Fallen Roman"
  • "The sound of things falling"
  • "The sound of things falling"@en
  • "Het geluid van vallende dingen"
  • "Le bruit des choses qui tombent : roman"
  • "Le bruit des choses qui tombent"
  • "Hałas spadających rzeczy"@pl
  • "Le bruit des choses qui tombent roman"
  • "El Ruido de las cosas al caer"
  • "Das Geräusch der Dinge beim Fallen"

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