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The Resource News of a kidnapping, Gabriel García Márquez ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman

News of a kidnapping, Gabriel García Márquez ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman

Label
News of a kidnapping
Title
News of a kidnapping
Statement of responsibility
Gabriel García Márquez ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
  • This astonishing book by the Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez chronicles the 1990 kidnappings of ten Colombian men and women - all journalists but one - by the Medellin drug boss Pablo Escobar. The carefully orchestrated abductions were Escobar's attempt to extort from the government its assurance that he, and other narcotics traffickers, would not be extradited to the United States if they were to surrender
  • From the highest corridors of government to the domain of the ruthless drug cartels, we watch the unfolding of a bizarre drama replete with fascinating characters: Cesar Gaviria, the nation's cool and secretive president; Diana Turbay, a famous television journalist and magazine editor; three indomitable women who are imprisoned for miserable months in a small room with a light perpetually on; an eighty-two-year-old priest with a mission to bring the regime and the cartel to the negotiating table; and Escobar himself, the legendary drug baron who changes his bodyguards daily and maintains a private zoo with giraffes and hippos from Africa. All of this takes place in a country where presidential candidates and cabinet officers are routinely assassinated; where police go into the Medellin slums to murder boys they think may be working for Escobar; but where brave and honest citizens are trying desperately to make democracy survive
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DLC
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Noticia de un secuestro
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1927-2014
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García Márquez, Gabriel
Dewey number
364.15/4/09861
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6604.C7
LC item number
G3713 1997
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Kidnapping
  • Hostages
  • Drug traffic
  • Drug traffic
  • Hostages
  • Kidnapping
  • Colombia
Label
News of a kidnapping, Gabriel García Márquez ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm36528149
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
291 p.
Isbn
9780375400513
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
97005445
Label
News of a kidnapping, Gabriel García Márquez ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
Publication
Control code
ocm36528149
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
291 p.
Isbn
9780375400513
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
97005445

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