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El Ruido de las Cosas al Caer = The Sound of Things Falling (Paperback)

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    With the rest of Colombia suffocating in his fist, drug kingpin Pablo
    Escobar opened a zoo. Many years later, two hippos escape. They are
    tracked and shot. This is the haunted madeleine gathering saliva in
    narrator Antonio Yammara's mouth. He remembers a sort-of-friend who was
    shot in the street following a game of billiards: Why? The Sound of Things Falling
    is Yammara's search for answers, and the ensuing pages are tragic: a
    sad, soft-spoken meditation on Colombia, memory, trauma, and flights in
    and out of each.

    — Chad

    Description


    Tan pronto conoce a Ricardo Laverde, el joven Antonio Yammara comprende que en el pasado de su nuevo amigo hay un secreto, o quiza varios. Su atraccion por la misteriosa vida de Laverde, nacida al hilo de sus encuentros en un billar, se transforma en verdadera obsesion el dia en que este es asesinado. El ruido de las cosas al caer es la historia de una amistad frustrada. Pero es tambien una doble historia de amor en tiempos poco propicios, y tambien una radiografia de una generacion atrapada en el miedo, y tambien una investigacion llena de suspense en el pasado de un hombre y el de un pais ENGLISH DESCRIPTION Upon meeting Ricardo Laverde, Antonio Yammara suspects his new-found friend is hiding something. His fascination with Laverde's mysterious life becomes an obsession the day Laverde is murdered. El ruido de las cosas al caer is a story about a friendship frustrated by circumstances, a story of love in unfavorable times, an X-ray of a generation trapped by fear, and a suspenseful investigation into the past of a man and of a country.
    Product Details
    ISBN: 9788466325967
    ISBN-10: 8466325964
    Publisher: Punto de Lectura
    Publication Date: April 1st, 2003
    Pages: 259
    Language: Spanish