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The Informers by Juan Gabriel Vasquez, translated by Anne McLean-a Colombian story?

This is a story of informers and betrayal. Set in the Colombia of 1991, the narrative goes back to the Second World War and Colombia’s role as a place of refuge for Europeans of every political hue: German Jewish escapees … Continue reading

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Las Reputaciones- Juan Gabriel Vasquez ( translated into English as ‘Reputations’ by Anne Mclean)

This slim novel by Juan Gabriel Vasquez (author of ‘The Sound of Things Falling’ and ‘Dogs of War’) is set again in his native Columbia. The protagonist, Javier Mallarino, is a political cartoonist and the book deals with the fragility … Continue reading

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The Sound of Things Falling- Juan Gabriel Vasquez, translated by Anne McLean

I had never heard of Juan Gabriel Vasquez before reading in the Guardian Review that his book ‘The Sound of things falling’ had won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. A few months later I came across the book itself in … Continue reading

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