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News of a kidnapping

著者: Gabriel García Márquez
出版商: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, Inc., 1997.
版本/格式:   图书 : 英语 : 1st American ed查看所有的版本和格式
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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
材料类型: 互联网资源
文件类型: 书, 互联网资源
所有的著者/提供者: Gabriel García Márquez
ISBN: 0375400516 9780375400513
OCLC号码: 36528149
描述: 291 pages ; 25 cm
其他题名: Noticia de un secuestro.
责任: 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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