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The Sound of Things Falling Paperback – 1 December 2013

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  • Paperback : 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1408831619
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1408831618
  • Product Dimensions : 12.3 x 2.1 x 19.3 cm
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Paperbacks (1 December 2013)
  • Language: : English
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A powerful, humane novel about a man trying to make sense of a war he didn't choose to fight (Kate Saunders, The Times)

The story is compelling but through Vásquez's vivid prose (rendered brilliantly into English by the award-winning translator Anne McLean) it also becomes haunting . A poignant and perturbing tale about the inheritance of fear in a country scrabbling to regain its soul (Financial Times)

Compelling ... He holds his narrative together with admirable stylistic control as he shows a world falling apart and the powers of love and language to rebuild it (Anita Sethi, Observer)

A compelling and original psychological thriller ( Daily Telegraph)

Excellent ... Vasquez follows Balzac's maxim that "novels are the private history of nations" (Alastair Smart Sunday Telegraph)

A gripping novel, absorbing right to the end (Edmund White, New York Times Book Review)

The narrative escalates, the mystery deepens, and the scope of the story widens with each page. This terrific novel draws on Colombia's tragic history and cycles of violence to tell the story of a troubled man trying to come to grips with the distant forces and events that have shaped his life (Khaled Hosseini, Books of the Year 2013)

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Winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2014
Winner of the Alfaguara Prize 2011
Winner of the Gregor von Rezzori Prize 2013
Longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2013

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