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Vasquez, Juan Gabriel (Translated by Anne McLean) . REPUTATIONS. New York City, NY: Riverhead Books, 2016. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 190 pages. As New/As New.

The author's fourth novel to be translated into English. One of Juan Gabriel Vasquez's finest achievements. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. Presents Juan Gabriel Vasquez's "Las reputaciones" in a felicitous English translation. His brilliant novel on the price and perils of fame. "The passing of Gabriel Garcia Marquez left a void in the literary world. But if there is a contemporary author capable of re-directing readers' attention back to Latin-American fiction, it is Juan Gabriel Vasquez. Apart from the inventive plot and Vasquez's knack for colorful similes, the writer's mastery of tense shines throughout the novel, which dances from the Present to the Past to the Future. The reader is left with plenty to ponder regarding morality and intention, the business of exposing hypocrisy, the dangers of fame, and the malleability of memory" (Nylon). Juan Gabriel Vasquez is the heir to both Gabriel Garcia Marquez (his inescapable Colombian predecessor) and Roberto Bolano (who would have been his contemporary mentor had the latter not died). His attempt to forge a new literary style that seemingly departs from Magical Realism will ultimately be seen for what is: A (necessary) misreading of Magical Realism. His stylistic innovations expand significantly upon the literary path that Bolano found. An absolute "must-have" title for Juan Gabriel Vasquez collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Juan Gabriel Vasquez. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Vasquez signed on top of the page, making his signature even more prominent. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First American Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Its value will not only keep but increase quickly. A scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for "The Sound of Things Falling" in 2014. One of the most brilliant writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JUAN GABRIEL VASQUEZ TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1594633479. $60.00

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