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News of a kidnapping

Autore: Gabriel García Márquez
Editore: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, Inc., 1997.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : English : 1st American edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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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Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
García Márquez, Gabriel, 1928-
News of a kidnapping.
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, Inc., 1997
(OCoLC)643899964
Tipo materiale: Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Gabriel García Márquez
ISBN: 0375400516 9780375400513
Numero OCLC: 36528149
Descrizione: 291 pages ; 25 cm
Altri titoli: Noticia de un secuestro.
Responsabilità: 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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