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The Informers, Vasquez, Juan Gabriel
1 Vasquez, Juan Gabriel The Informers
New York, New York Riverhead Books 2009 1594488789 / 9781594488788 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine McLean, Anne [translator] Signed by Author
This beautiful copy of "The Informers" has been SIGNED by Juan Gabriel Vasquez on the title page! When Gabriel Santoro's book is scathingly reviewed by his own father, a famous Bogota rhetorician, Gabriel is both shocked and devastated by the icy rebuke. A volume that catalogues the life of longtime family friend Sara Guterman, a Jewish German immigrant who escaped to Colombia during the 1930s, "A Life in Exile" seemed merely Gabriel's attempt to preserve a piece of his country's rapidly vanishing past. But as he pores over his research looking for clues to his father's anger, a sinister secret lies locked in the pages, just beyond Gabriel's reach. From an interview with the author "In writing "The Informers," I wanted to find out about the way the war was experienced in Colombia: about the existence of a Nazi party there, about the blacklists, about the way my generation has inherited the consequences of what happened in those years. After my interviews in 1999, I had a whole life written down in notepads; my task was to transform it and then to invent other lives that would bring the historical moment to the surface. My task, in other words, was to look for that place where private secrets cross paths with public ones, and shed a little light on it. "Novels," said Balzac, "are the private history of nations." That idea carried me through the writing of The Informers." Winner of many subsequent prizes/awards, Mario Vargas Llosa has called Vasquez "One of the most original new voices of Latin American literature." 
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The Informers/The Secret History of Costaguana/The Sound of Things Falling/Lovers on All Saints' Day/Reputations, Vasquez, Juan Gabriel
2 Vasquez, Juan Gabriel The Informers/The Secret History of Costaguana/The Sound of Things Falling/Lovers on All Saints' Day/Reputations
New York, New York Riverhead Books 2009 First Editions/First Printings Hard Cover Fine Fine McLean, Anne [translator] Signed by Author
This offer is for the complete set of Juan Gabriel Vasquez's five works that have been published in English - all SIGNED by him on their title pages! Sold as a set. His first book, "The Informers" is a powerful story about the shadowy years immediately following World War II, testimony to the richness of his imagination as well as the subtlety and elegance of his prose. "The Secret History of Costaguana" reimagines the life of Joseph Conrad, who in turn reimagined Colombia in "Nostromo." "The Sound of Things Falling" In this gorgeously wrought, award-winning novel, Vasquez confronts the history of his home country, Colombia. Winner of the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award - Vasquez was the first South American writer to emerge victorious from the contest in its history, "Lovers on All Saints' Day" - scarce as a signed copy originally published in Spain in 2008. A collection of seven powerful stories written between 1998 and 2002. "Reputations" his latest book - this copy SIGNED and DATED NYC 20.IX.2016 (The date of publication of this latest book.) Priority Mail only - shipping charges may be adjusted (at cost) depending upon where the books are to be sent. 
Price: 395.00 USD
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The Secret History of Costaguana, Vasquez, Juan Gabriel
3 Vasquez, Juan Gabriel The Secret History of Costaguana
New York, New York Riverhead Books 2011 1594488037 / 9781594488030 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine McLean, Anne [translator] Signed by Author
This beautiful copy has been SIGNED by Juan Gabriel Vasquez on the title page! In the early twentieth century, a struggling Joseph Conrad wrote his great novel "Nostromo," about a South American republic he named Costaguana. It was inspired by the geography and history of Colombia, where Conrad spent only a few days. But in Juan Gabriel Vasquez's novel "The Secret History of Costaguana," we uncover the hidden source- and one of the great literary thefts. As the destinies of real empires collide with the murky realities of imagined ones, the author takes us from a flourishing twentieth-century London to the lawless fury of a blooming Panama and back. 
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The Secret History of Costaguana, Vasquez, Juan Gabriel
4 Vasquez, Juan Gabriel The Secret History of Costaguana
New York, New York Riverhead Books 2011 1594488037 / 9781594488030 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine McLean, Anne [translator] Signed by Author
This beautiful copy has been SIGNED by Juan Gabriel Vasquez on the half-title page! He has also added "NY 22.9.13" In the early twentieth century, a struggling Joseph Conrad wrote his great novel "Nostromo," about a South American republic he named Costaguana. It was inspired by the geography and history of Colombia, where Conrad spent only a few days. But in Juan Gabriel Vasquez's novel "The Secret History of Costaguana," we uncover the hidden source- and one of the great literary thefts. As the destinies of real empires collide with the murky realities of imagined ones, the author takes us from a flourishing twentieth-century London to the lawless fury of a blooming Panama and back. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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The Sound of Things Falling, Vasquez, Juan Gabriel
5 Vasquez, Juan Gabriel The Sound of Things Falling
New York, New York Riverhead Books 2013 1594487480 / 9781594487484 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine McLean, Anne [translator] Signed by Author
This beautiful copy of "The Sound of Things Falling" has been SIGNED by Juan Gabriel Vasquez on the title page! Juan Gabriel Vasquez 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, Vasquez confronts the history of his home country, Colombia. Winner of the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award - Vasquez was the first South American writer to emerge victorious from the contest in its history. Vasquez 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" is his most personal, most contemporary novel to date, a masterpiece that takes his writing - and will take his literary star - even higher. 
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