This text narrates the kidnapping of Maruja, a well-connected journalist in her 50s living in Botoga, and of her sister-in-law, Beatriz, by the gangs run by Pablo Escobar, head of the Medellin drug cartel, and one of the richest men in the world.
Set in Bogota, Colombia, the book narrates the kidnapping of a group of elderly women held hostage by Pablo Escobar's ruthless Medellin cartel. Intense personal suffering and psychological drama are set against the backdrop of a chaotic and corruptpolitical scene. The result is a highly charged story of lives in the balance. This brave piece of reportage is every bit as engaging as Marquez's fiction. 'I have never read anything which gave me a better sense of the way Colombia was in its worst times' - John Simpson in the Daily Telegraph
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born in Aracataca, Colombia, in 1927. He studied at the University of Botoga and later worked as a reporter for the Colombian newspaper El Espectador and as a foreign correspondent in Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Caracas and New York. He is the author of several novels and collections of stories, including Eyes of a Blue Dog (1947), Leaf Storm (1955), No One Writesto the Colonel (1958), In Evil Hour (1962), Big Mama's Funeral (1962), One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), Innocent Erendira and Other Stories (1972), The Autumn of the Patriarch (1975), Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981), Love in the Time of Cholera (1985), The General in His Labyrinth (1989), Strange Pilgrims (1992), Of Love and Other Demons (1994) and Memories of My Melancholy Whores (2005). Many of his books arepublished by Penguin. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. Gabriel Garcia Marquez died in 2014.
News of a Kidnapping by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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