The Shape of the Ruins

The Shape of the Ruins

Large Print - 2019 | Large print edition.
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"A sweeping tale of conspiracy theories, assassinations, and twisted obsessions -- the much anticipated masterpiece from Juan Gabriel Vasquez. The Shape of the Ruins is a masterly story of conspiracy, political obsession, and literary investigation. A man is arrested at a museum in Colombia for attempting to steal the bullet-ridden suit of an assassin. The incident barely makes the news though the political murder this assassin committed years before set off riots that ushered in a decade of bloody civil war in the country -- "La Violencia" -- a time that still echos throughout Colombia. Soon this theft takes on greater meaning as it becomes a thread in a widening web of popular obsessions with conspiracy theories and the truth; and it haunts the people who feel that only they know the real truth behind these killings. This novel explores the darkest moments of a country's past and brings to life the hidden characters who have unknowingly shaped its modern landscape. A compulsive read, beautiful and profound and eerily relevant to our times, The Shape of the Ruins is the tour-de-force story by a master at uncovering the incisive wounds of our political memory"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press,, 2019.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781432862114
1432862111
Characteristics: 729 pages : illustrations.
Additional Contributors: McLean, Anne 1962-

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