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News Of a Kidnapping

By Marquez, Gabriel Garcia




Consumed these past twenty years by a "biblical holocaust," Colombia has endured leftist insurgencies, right-wing death squads, currency collapses, cholera epidemics, and, most recently and corrosively, drug trafficking. Returning to his days as a reporter for El Espectador, Gabriel Garcia Marquez chronicles, with consummate skill, the period in late 1990 when Colombian security forces mounted a nationwide manhunt for Pablo Escobar, the ruthless and elusive head of the Medellin cartel. Ten men and women were abducted by Escobar?s henchmen and used as bargaining chips against extradition to the United States. From the testimonies and diaries of the survivors, Garcia Marquez reconstructs their bizarre ordeal with cinematic intensity, breathtaking language, and rigor. We are drawn into a world that, like some phantasmagorical setting in a great Garcia Marquez novel, we can scarcely believe exists?but that continually shocks us with its cold, hard reality.


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News of a Kidnapping (Signed First Edition)

Garcia Marquez, Gabriel

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. First American Edition. SIGNED by the author and dated in the year of publication. Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket. An attractive copy.

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News of a Kidnapping.

Garcia Marquez, Gabriel; Translated by Edith Grossman

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. First edition of this work of nonfiction by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Gabriel Garcia Maquez on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson. Translated by Edith Grossman. The book then examines the first in a series of related kidnappings. On 30 August 1990, Diana Turbay, director of the TV news program Criptón and magazine Hoy x Hoy, was abducted along with four members of her news team. They include editor Azucena Liévano, writer Juan Vitta, and camera operators Richard Becerra and Orlando Acevedo. German journalist Hero Buss was also with them when they were taken. Turbay is the daughter of former Colombian president and Liberal Party leader Julio César Turbay. "A powerful story. . . . In a series of telling strokes, shifting subtly from one perspective to another, García Márquez conveys the madness of the hostages’ imprisonment, the despair, the anger, the false hope, the resignation" (San Francisco Chronicle).

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News of a Kidnapping.

Garcia Marquez, Gabriel; Translated by Edith Grossman

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. First edition of this work of nonfiction by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed and dated by Gabriel Garcia Maquez on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson. Translated by Edith Grossman. The book then examines the first in a series of related kidnappings. On 30 August 1990, Diana Turbay, director of the TV news program Criptón and magazine Hoy x Hoy, was abducted along with four members of her news team. They include editor Azucena Liévano, writer Juan Vitta, and camera operators Richard Becerra and Orlando Acevedo. German journalist Hero Buss was also with them when they were taken. Turbay is the daughter of former Colombian president and Liberal Party leader Julio César Turbay. "A powerful story. . . . In a series of telling strokes, shifting subtly from one perspective to another, García Márquez conveys the madness of the hostages’ imprisonment, the despair, the anger, the false hope, the resignation" (San Francisco Chronicle).

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News of a Kidnapping

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

1998-07-30. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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News of a Kidnapping

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia

Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 1997 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. brodart protected. first american edition.A chronicle of the 1990 kidnappings of ten Columbian men and women by the Medellin drug boss Pablo Escobar by he author of LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman..

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MARQUEZ, GABRIEL GARCIA

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MARQUEZ, GABRIEL GARCIA

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ

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News of a Kidnapping

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

1998-07-30. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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García Márquez, Gabriel [translations by Edith Grossman]

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1997. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0375400516 . A beautiful unread first US edition/first printing in Fine condition in alike dustjacket; The non-fiction account of the orchestrated kidnappings of ten Colombian journalists by the Medellin drug cartel in 1990. Márquez began his book as the story of only one of the kidnapped journalists, an old friend, but soon saw the need to expand his work to include the others. Behind the demands of powerful cartel leader Pablo Escobar was protection from extradition to the US for drug trafficking .

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News Of A Kidnapping.

Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.

Garcia Marquez, Gabriel. NEWS OF A KIDNAPPING. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. Uncorrected proof. Wrapper. Fine.

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Garcia Marquez, Gabriel

New York. 1997. Knopf. Uncorrected Proof. Very Good in Wrappers. ISBN:0375400516. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. 281 pages. paperback. FROM THE PUBLISHER - This astonishing book by the Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Márquez 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: César 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 main- tains 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. An international bestseller, News of a Kidnapping combines journalistic tenacity with the breathtaking language and perception that distinguish the writings of Gabriel Garcia Márquez. It draws us into a world that, like some phantasmagorical setting in a great Garcia Márquez novel, we can scarcely believe exists - but that continually shocks us with its cold, hard reality. inventory #23941 ISBN: 0375400516.

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News of a Kidnapping

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. 1st. Hardcover. Near fine/fine. Bound in publisher's original black quarter-cloth with grey paper-covered sides. Spine and front board stamped in gilt. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. Some wear to heal.

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News of a Kidnapping (Uncorrected Proof)

Garcia Marquez, Gabriel

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the First American Edition. Just about Fine and unread in gray wrappers. Bottom corner lightly bumped. An attractive copy.

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News of a Kidnapping

Garcia Marquez, Gabriel

New York: Random House Inc, 1997. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. First American Edition stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean tan boards with unfaded black spine, bright gold lettering on spine. Corner tips sharp and unworn, slightest hint of bumping at base spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 291 pp. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Chronicles the kidnappings of ten Colombian men and women--all journalists but one--by the Medellin drug boss Pablo Escobar.

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News of a Kidnapping

GARCIA MARQUEZ, Gabriel

New York: Knopf, 1997. First. hardcover. fine/fine. Translated by Edith Grossman. 8vo, cloth backed boards, d.w. New York: Knopf, 1997. First American Edition. Fine.

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News of a Kidnapping

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

1997-07-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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News of a Kidnapping

Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Translated By Edith Grossman

New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1997. Pale mustard boards to the black binding the titles in bright gilt to the spine.Fore edges are rough cut.A tight and appears to be an unread copy.There are no marks of any kind.. First American Edition. 1/4 Back Cloth Hard Cover. New as New in a Like Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.

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NEWS OF A KIDNAPPING

Garcia Marquez, Gabriel

London: Jonathan Cape. F. 1997. Proof. Wrappers. Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood. Total time 59:32. .

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News of a Kidnapping

MARQUEZ, Gabriel Garcia

New York: Knopf, 1997. First. hardcover. fine/fine. Translated by Edith Grossman. 8vo, cloth backed boards, d.w. New York: Knopf, 1997. First American Edition. Fine.

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NEWS OF A KIDNAPPING.

Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.

New York: Knopf, 1997. Uncorrected proof. Softcover. Fine. New York: Knopf, 1997. Uncorrected proof. Fine condition. Softcover.

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News of a Kidnapping

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia

London: Jonathan Cape, 1997. 1st. Hardcover. Near fine/fine. Bound in publisher's original black cloth with the spine stamped in gilt. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. Some wear to head & heal, otherwise fine.

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News of a Kidnapping

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia

Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1997. 291pp. No inscriptions, fading, wear, marks or clipping. [Printers line 13579108642]. 1st edition, 1st Impressiom. Hardback. Fine/Fine. large 8vo.

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News of a Kidnapping

Garcia Marquez, Gabriel

New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1997. As new. In mylar.. First American Edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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NEWS OF A KIDNAPPING

MARQUEZ, Gabriel Garcia

NY: Knopf, 1997. First American edn. 8vo, pp. 291. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. Fine in dj. Marquez tells the story of the 1990 kidnapping of ten Columbian men and women by the Medellin drug boss Pablo Escobar.

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News of a Kidnapping

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Stated "First American Edition" (Knopf, 1997). Book and DJ are in excellent condition, with no writings or marks of any kind. DJ is intact, protected with Broadart. Ships immediately.

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News of a Kidnapping

Garcia Marquez, Gabriel

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. First American Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Translated by Edith Grossman. Nice clean copy in DJ.

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News of a Kidnapping (Uncorrected Proof)

MARQUEZ, Gabriel Garcia

London: Jonathan Cape, 1997. Paperback. Very Good,. A neat, tight uncorrected book proof of the first UK edition. Cream card wraps, with black lettering and decoration to front panel and spine. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. Slight scuffing to lower edge of front panel, small sticker removal scar on rear panel. Appears unread. A chronicle of the 1990 kidnappings of ten Colombian men and women by drug boss Pablo Escobar.

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NEWS OF A KIDNAPPING.

Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.

New York:: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1997.. Fine in fine dust jacket.. First US printing. first full-length non-fiction book by this Nobel Prize winning author, an account of the orchestrated kidnappings of ten Colombians (all except one, journalists) by the Medellin drug cartel in 1990. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. 291 pp.

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News of a Kidnapping

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997 291 PP. A novel based on a true story of a Medellin Cartel orchestrated kidnapping. A very good copy of this well produced book.

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NEWS OF A KIDNAPPING.

Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.

New York:: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1997.. Fine in near fine dust jacket (one short closed tear to dj.). First US printing. The first full-length non-fiction book by this Nobel Prize winning author, an account of the orchestrated kidnappings of ten Colombians (all except one, journalists) by the Medellin drug cartel in 1990. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. 291 pp.

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News of a Kidnapping

Garcia Marquez, Gabriel

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. First printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 291 pp. Price of $25.00 on front flap of dust jacket. Translated by Edith Grossman.

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News of a Kidnapping

GARCIA MARQUEZ, Gabriel

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. Another powerful book from the 1982 Nobel Prize winner. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. A very near fine copy in a very near fine dust jacket.

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News of a Kidnapping

MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel García

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First American edition. Translated by Edith Grossman. Fine in an about fine dustwrapper.

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NEWS OF A KIDNAPPING

GARCIA MARQUEZ, GABRIEL

NEW YORK: ALFRED A. KNOPF. VG/VG- FAINT SOILING TO FFEP. LIGHT WEAR TO DJ. Pages: 291. . 1997. 1ST US EDITION. HARDCOVER..

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News of a Kidnapping

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

N.Y.: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 1997. Fine in Near Fine jacket 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. pp.291. Chronicles the 1990 kidnappings of 10 Colombian men and women all journalists by the Medellin drug boss Pablo Esobar. clean tight unread copy faint creases to top edges.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good.

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News of a Kidnapping

Garcia Marquez, Gabriel

New York: Alfred a Knopf Inc. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1997. First American Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0375400516 . No Priority shipping. International orders may require additional postage. .

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News of a Kidnapping (Vintage International)

García Márquez, Gabriel

Vintage. PAPERBACK. 1400034930 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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News of a Kidnapping

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia; Grossman, Edith - Translator

New York: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 1997. 291 Pages not Indexed. This book tells the true story of the 1990 kidnappings of ten Colombian men and women all journalists but one, by the Medellin drug boss Pablo Escobar. These abductions were Escobar's attempt to extort the government's assurance that he and his henchmen would not be extradited to the United States if they surrendered. This bizarre story combines journalistic tenacity with breathtaking language and perception that distinguish the writings of Gabriel Garcia Márquez. It is populated with characters such as César Gaviria, the nation's cool and secretive president; Diana Turbay, a famous television journalist and magazine editor; three indomitable women who are imprisoned for 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. Sadly this only one epsode in the biblical holocaust that has been consuming Colombia for more than 20 years. The author was born in his beloved Columbia in 1927 and studied law and journalism at the National University of Columbia. No one is more qualified nor as capable as the author to relate this unbelievable tale of a nation's decimation. Marquez received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.. First American Edition Stated. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. 6" X 9 1/4".

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NEWS OF A KIDNAPPING

Garcia Marquez, Gabriel

New York: Knopf, 1997. Nobel Laureate Garcia Marquez began his writing career as a journalist and learned the craft well before his novels became international bestsellers. He put his early training to use in this classic true crime account of the 1990 kidnapping of ten people, nine of them journalists, by Pablo Escobar, drug lord of the Medellin cartel. Escobar planned and ordered the mass kidnapping in an effort to extort from the Colombian government a promise that he and other drug bosses would not be extradited to the U.S. is they were arrested. "News of a Kidnapping" became an immediate journalistic classic and bestseller. First Printing, First U.S. Edition (as stated). Translated by Edith Grossman. About 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, 291 pages quarter bound in black cloth over tan paper-covered boards with gold lettering on spine. The dustjacket's graphic front panel shows a pair of tan boxes against a black background with one box containing title (red lettering) and the other the author's name (black lettering). Translator's name in white in lower right corner. Dj's back panel shows a color photo of Garcia Marquez. Boards and text are complete, clean and unmarked; very minimal edge and surface wear, no tears, creasing, or bumping, not remaindered or ex libris. Dustjacket shows only three tiny dents near edge of photo on back panel, no tearing or chipping, not price-clipped. A collectable copy.. First Printing, First U.S. Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

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News of a Kidnapping

Garcia Marquez, Gabriel

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1997. First American Edition. Hardcover. 0375400516 . Dustjacket has minor wear.; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 291 pages .

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News of a Kidnapping

García Márquez, Gabriel

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy/fine. 8vo. Two-tone cloth. Pp. viii, 296 Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman.

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News of a Kidnapping

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia; translated by Edith Grossman

New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. American First. First American Edition stated on verso of title page; some edge wear to boards and dust jacket; small red remainder dot on top edge; otherwise a solid, clean copy with no marking or underlining; collectible condition..

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News of a Kidnapping.

Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.

Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. First U.S. edition. Fine in fine, faintly rubbed dust jacket, in mylar cover.

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News of a Kidnapping

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia

Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Stated First (1st) American Edition, First (1st) Printing (no further statement of printing) of the chronicle of the kidnapping of ten journalists by Pablo Escobar in 1990. Tan boards with black binding show very light shelf wear, if any, while the dust jacket shows light shelf wear and is now protected by a removable, non-damaging, archival mylar cover. Pages are clean and unmarked, binding is tight and secure. We provide original pictures of all items - Please review these pictures prior to purchase, as the item pictured will be the exact item of which you will receive. All items are used and purchased from previous owners and as such, may have been previously stored in a pet-friendly or smoke-friendly environment. This item ships in a secure, padded box with tracking numbers provided to ensure easy, safe and fast delivery.

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News of a Kidnapping

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia

New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1997. First American Edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Non-fiction.

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News of a Kidnapping

Garcia Marquez, Gabriel

Penguin. Trade paperback,. Penguin. Trade paperback, Nonfiction. Garcia Marquez chronicles the story of Pablo Escobar, the head of the Medellin cartel. Fascinating. One of those truth-is-stranger-than-fiction kinds of stories. Sex, drugs, and murder. Spooky too.

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News of a Kidnapping

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia

London, United Kingdom: Jonathan Cape Ltd. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. A lovely bright, crisp copy of the first UK edition. Octavo in publisher's original charcoal boards with silver title and credits to spine, 291 pages. 'An angry, disturbing account of how Escobar undermined all Columbia's civil institutions by murder or bribery, and a moving exploration of the fate of Escobar's hostages... a non-fictional record of real events, but one so transformed by a brillianrt story-teller that it must be called a novel.'

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News Of A Kidnapping

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Penguin. New.

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