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The Sound of Things Falling

288 pages; Riverhead
From an author heralded as one of the most original new voices in Latin American literature comes a razor-sharp novel set in Bogotá, Colombia, that explores the violent tenure of drug lord Pablo Escobar.  
— Abbe Wright