Reputations

Reputations

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Penguin Putnam
A brilliant novel about the power of politics and personal memory from one of South America's literary stars, the New York Times bestselling author of The Sound of Things Falling.

Javier Mallarino is a living legend. He is his country's most influential political cartoonist, the consciousness of a nation. A man capable of repealing laws, overturning judges' decisions, destroying politicians' careers with his art. His weapons are pen and ink. Those in power fear him and pay him homage.

After four decades of a brilliant career, he's at the height of his powers. But this all changes when he's paid an unexpected visit from a young woman who upends his sense of personal history and forces him to re-evaluate his life and work, questioning his position in the world.

In Reputations, Juan Gabriel Vásquez examines the weight of the past, how a public persona intersects with private histories, and the burdens and surprises of memory. In this intimate novel that recalls authors like Coetzee and Ian McEwan, Vásquez plumbs universal experiences to create a masterful story, one that reverberates long after you turn the final page.

Named a Best Book of the Year by the New York TimesNewsweek, the Guardian, and Kirkus

Baker & Taylor
An influential political cartoonist is paid an unexpected visit by a young woman who upends his sense of personal history and forces him to reevaluate his life, work and position in the world. By the award-winning author of The Sound of Things Falling.

Baker
& Taylor

An influential political cartoonist is paid an unexpected visit by a young woman who upends his sense of personal history and forces him to reevaluate his life, work, and position in the world.

Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2016
ISBN: 9781594633478
1594633479
Branch Call Number: FIC VASQUEZ
Characteristics: 190 pages ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: McLean, Anne 1962-- Translator

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Mark_Daly
Oct 28, 2016

A short novel, set in contemporary Columbia, with some nice turns of phrase.

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