The sound of things falling
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New York : Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2013.
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Franklin Ave. Library - Fiction - Adult
Vasquez, J.
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270 pages ; 24 cm.
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English

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"Originally published in Spain 2011 by Alfaguara (Santillana Ediciones Generales) as El ruido de las cosas al caer."
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No sooner does he get to know Ricardo Laverde than disaffected young Colombian lawyer Antonio Yammara realizes that his new friend has a secret, or rather several secrets. Antonio's fascination with the life of ex-pilot Ricardo Laverde begins by casual acquaintance in a seedy Bogotá billiard hall and grows until the day Ricardo receives a cassette tape in an unmarked envelope. Asking Antonio to find him somewhere private to play it, they go to a library. The first time he glances up from his seat in the next booth, Antonio sees tears running down Laverde's cheeks; the next, the ex-pilot has gone. Shortly afterwards, Ricardo is shot dead on a street corner in Bogotá by a guy on the back of a motorbike and Antonio is caught in the hail of bullets. Lucky to survive, and more out of love with life than ever, he starts asking questions until the questions become an obsession that leads him to Laverde's daughter. His troubled investigation leads all the way back to the early 1960s, marijuana smuggling and a time before the cocaine trade trapped a whole generation of Colombians in a living nightmare of fear and random death.
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Translated from the Spanish.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Vásquez, J. G. (2013). The sound of things falling . Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc..

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Vásquez, Juan Gabriel, 1973-. 2013. The Sound of Things Falling. New York: Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Vásquez, Juan Gabriel, 1973-. The Sound of Things Falling New York: Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc, 2013.

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Vásquez, Juan Gabriel. The Sound of Things Falling Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2013.

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