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News of a Kidnapping
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Edith Grossman


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In 1990, fearing extradition to the United States, Pablo Escobar head of the Medellin drug cartel kidnapped ten notable Colombians to use as bargaining chips. With the eye of a poet, Garcia Marquez describes the survivors perilous ordeal and the bizarre drama of the negotiations for their release.  Read more...


 
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Overview

In 1990, fearing extradition to the United States, Pablo Escobar head of the Medellin drug cartel kidnapped ten notable Colombians to use as bargaining chips. With the eye of a poet, Garcia Marquez 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, Garcia Marquez 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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  • ISBN-13: 9781400034932
  • ISBN-10: 1400034930
  • Publisher: Vintage Books USA
  • Publish Date: January 2008
  • Page Count: 291


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