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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
García Márquez, Gabriel, 1928-
News of a kidnapping.
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, Inc., 1997
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Gabriel García Márquez
|Description:||291 p. ; 25 cm.|
|Other Titles:||Noticia de un secuestro.|
|Responsibility:||Gabriel García Márquez ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman.|
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.