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The shape of the ruins

Author: Juan Gabriel Vásquez; Anne McLean
Publisher: New York, New York : Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A man who was arrested for attempting to steal a suit belonging to a murdered politician from a Columbian museum sets of a series of public fixations on conspiracy theories, assassinations, and the country's historical secrets.
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Genre/Form: Political fiction
Action and adventure fiction
Novels
Historical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Juan Gabriel Vásquez; Anne McLean
ISBN: 9780735211148 0735211140
OCLC Number: 1020312394
Language Note: In English, translated from the Spanish.
Notes: Originally published in Spanish in 2015 by Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial as La forma de las ruinas. First published in Great Britain in 2018 by MacLehose Press, Quercus Publishing.
Description: 509 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Forma de las ruinas.
Responsibility: Juan Gabriel Vasquez ; translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean.

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A man who was arrested for attempting to steal a suit belonging to a murdered politician from a Columbian museum sets of a series of public fixations on conspiracy theories, assassinations, and the country's historical secrets.

When a man is arrested at a museum for attempting to steal the bullet-ridden suit of a murdered Colombian politician, few notice. But the thwarted theft takes on greater meaning as it becomes a thread in a widening web of popular fixations with conspiracy theories, assassinations, and historical secrets. Those who feel that only they know the real truth behind these killings become immersed in webs of conspiracy, political obsession, and literary investigation. -- adapted from jacket

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