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Title:
The shape of the ruins [large print] / Juan Gabriel Vasquez ; translation form the Spanish by Anne McLean.
ISBN:
9781432862114
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Large print edition.
Publication Information:
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.

©2018
Physical Description:
729 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
General Note:
Unabridged.

"Originally published in Spanish in 2015 by Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial as Laforma de las ruinas"-- Title page verso.
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Summary

When a man is arrested at a museum for attempting to steal the bullet-ridden suit of a murdered Colombian politician, few notice. But soon this thwarted theft takes on greater meaning as a thread in a widening web of popular fixations with conspiracy theories, assassinations, and historical secrets. And it haunts those who feel that only they know the real truth behind these killings. Juan Gabriel Vásquez explores the darkest moments of a country's past and brings to life the ways in which past violence shapes our present lives. A compulsive read, beautiful and profound, this is a masterly story of conspiracy, political obsession, and literary investigation.