One single long shadow…

The following poem and poet plays a role early on in The Sound of Things Falling, our book for this month. The protagonist, Antonio Yammara goes to the poet’s former home to help a friend, ends up listening to a recording of this poem, and reflects on the way governments appropriate the memory of their […]

The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vasquez – October 2014

El ruido de las cosas al caer was published in Spanish in 2011. It was subsequently translated into English by Anne McLean and published by Riverhead Books in 2013.   The Sound of Things Falling is the story of a law professor named Antonio Yammara, who narrates the novel. Scenes switch between the 1990s Bogotá […]