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News of a kidnapping

Verfasser/in: Gabriel García Márquez
Verlag: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, Inc., 1997.
Ausgabe/Format   Buch : Englisch : 1st American edAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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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.
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García Márquez, Gabriel, 1928-
News of a kidnapping.
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, Inc., 1997
(OCoLC)643899964
Medientyp: Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp: Buch, Internet-Ressource
Alle Autoren: Gabriel García Márquez
ISBN: 0375400516 9780375400513
OCLC-Nummer: 36528149
Beschreibung: 291 p. ; 25 cm.
Andere Titel Noticia de un secuestro.
Verfasserangabe: Gabriel García Márquez ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman.
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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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