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The Resource The shape of the ruins : a novel, Juan Gabriel Vasquez ; translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean

The shape of the ruins : a novel, Juan Gabriel Vasquez ; translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean

Label
The shape of the ruins : a novel
Title
The shape of the ruins
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Juan Gabriel Vasquez ; translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
A sweeping tale of conspiracy theories, assassinations, and twisted obsessions -- the much anticipated masterpiece from Juan Gabriel Vásquez. The Shape of the Ruins is a masterly story of conspiracy, political obsession, and literary investigation. 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 it becomes 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. This novel 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, eerily relevant to our times and deeply personal, The Shape of the Ruins is a tour-de-force story by a master at uncovering the incisive wounds of our memories
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Cataloging source
PABRO
Citation location within source
  • July 23, 2018
  • October 05, 2018
  • July 15, 2018
  • March 12, 2018
Citation source
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Library Journal
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Library Journal Prepub Alert
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vásquez, Juan Gabriel
Dewey number
863/.64
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ8180.32.A797
LC item number
F6713 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McLean, Anne
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conspiracy theories
  • Murder
Label
The shape of the ruins : a novel, Juan Gabriel Vasquez ; translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDBD18255075
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
509 pages
Isbn
9780735211148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780735211148
  • (OCoLC)1020312394
Label
The shape of the ruins : a novel, Juan Gabriel Vasquez ; translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDBD18255075
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
509 pages
Isbn
9780735211148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780735211148
  • (OCoLC)1020312394

Library Locations

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      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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