Reputations by Juan Gabriel Vásquez audiobook

Reputations

By Juan Gabriel Vásquez
Read by Robert Fass

Penguin Audio
4.97 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781524723477

A brilliant novel about the power of politics and personal memory from one of South America's literary stars, the New York Times bestselling author of The Sound of Things Falling. Javier Mallarino is a living legend. He is his country's most influential political cartoonist, the consciousness of a nation. A man capable of repealing laws, overturning judges' decisions, destroying politicians' careers with his art. His weapons are pen and ink. Those in power fear him and pay him homage. After four decades of a brilliant career, he's at the height of his powers. But this all changes when he's paid an unexpected visit from a young woman who upends his sense of personal history and forces him to re-evaluate his life and work, questioning his position in the world. In Reputations, Juan Gabriel Vásquez examines the weight of the past, how a public persona intersects with private histories, and the burdens and surprises of memory. In this intimate novel that recalls authors like Coetzee and Ian McEwan, Vásquez plumbs universal experiences to create a masterful story, one that reverberates long after you turn the final page. Named a Best Book of the Year by the New York TimesNewsweek, the Guardian, and Kirkus

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Summary

Summary

A Newsweek Best Book of the Year Selection

A New York Times Best Book of 2016

A London Guardian Best Book of the Year

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2016

A brilliant novel about the power of politics and personal memory from one of South America's literary stars, the New York Times bestselling author of The Sound of Things Falling. Javier Mallarino is a living legend. He is his country's most influential political cartoonist, the consciousness of a nation. A man capable of repealing laws, overturning judges' decisions, destroying politicians' careers with his art. His weapons are pen and ink. Those in power fear him and pay him homage. After four decades of a brilliant career, he's at the height of his powers. But this all changes when he's paid an unexpected visit from a young woman who upends his sense of personal history and forces him to re-evaluate his life and work, questioning his position in the world. In Reputations, Juan Gabriel Vásquez examines the weight of the past, how a public persona intersects with private histories, and the burdens and surprises of memory. In this intimate novel that recalls authors like Coetzee and Ian McEwan, Vásquez plumbs universal experiences to create a masterful story, one that reverberates long after you turn the final page. Named a Best Book of the Year by the New York TimesNewsweek, the Guardian, and Kirkus

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The novel’s brilliance is that we, wanting to know what happened to that sleeping girl, become Mallarino’s accomplices…Masterly.” New York Times Book Review
“An account of an old cartoonist eyeing his past and the shifting forms of perception, memory, and truth. Brilliant.” Financial Times (London)
Reputations…makes clear that our memories, and even the things we’ve forgotten, can come back to haunt us and make us question the true cost of our actions.” NPR
”A brisk and sophisticated study of a conscience in crisis.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Capturing a cast of characters in Colombia, narrator Robert Fass brings a quiet subtlety to this story of a man facing crisis at the end of his career…Listeners will appreciate Fass’ erudite yet powerful performance.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Author Bio: Juan Gabriel Vásquez Juan Gabriel Vásquez's previous books include the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award winner and national bestseller, The Sound of Things Falling, as well as the award-winning The Informers, The Secret History of Costaguana, and the story collection Lovers on All Saints' Day. Vásquez's novels have been published in twenty-eight languages worldwide. After sixteen years in France, Belgium, and Spain, he now lives in Bogotá.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 4.97
Audience: Adult
Language: English