News of a Kidnapping
News of a Kidnapping
Translated by Edith Grossman

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.

Title News of a Kidnapping
Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Translated by Edith Grossman
Publisher Vintage
Title First Published 08 January 2008
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 304 p.
ISBN-10 1400034930
ISBN-13 9781400034932
Publication Date 08 January 2008
Main content page count 304
Weight 16 oz.

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