Vasquez's rare talent rings out

The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vasquez. Translated by Anne McClean. Bloomsbury, €16.35. Reviewed by Kevin Power.

6th January, 2013
Juan Gabriel Vasquez: a born novelist.

The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vasquez


The Sound of Things Falling is the Colombian writer Juan Gabriel Vasquez's third novel. His second, The Secret History of Costaguana, was a complex re-imagining of Joseph Conrad's Nostromo, developing and parodying the tale of the fictional Latin American republic, Costaguana, that Conrad invented for his novel. Conrad means a lot to Vasquez: one of Vasquez's untranslated works is a biography of the great polylingual Pole...

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