News of a Kidnapping by Gabriel Garcia Marquez Paperback Book


Rent News of a Kidnapping

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Format: Quality Paperback

Publisher: Vintage Books USA

Published: Jan 2008

Genre: True Crime - Organized Crime

Retail Price: $17.00

Pages: 291


In 1990, fearing extradition to the United States, Pablo Escobar – head of the Medellín drug cartel – kidnapped ten notable Colombians to use as bargaining chips. With the eye of a poet, García Márquez describes the survivors' perilous ordeal and the bizarre drama of the negotiations for their release. He also depicts the keening ache of Colombia after nearly forty years of rebel uprisings, right-wing death squads, currency collapse and narco-democracy. With cinematic intensity, breathtaking language and journalistic rigor, García Márquez evokes the sickness that inflicts his beloved country and how it penetrates every strata of society, from the lowliest peasant to the President himself.

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