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The Shape of the Ruins

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE

A sweeping tale of conspiracy theories, assassinations, and twisted obsessions -- the much anticipated masterpiece from Juan Gabriel Vasquez.


The Shape of the Ruins is a masterly story of conspiracy, political obsession, and literary investigation. When a man is arrested at a museum for attempting to steal the bullet-ridden suit of a murdered Colombian politician, few notice. But soon this thwarted theft takes on greater meaning as it becomes a thread in a widening web of popular fixations with conspiracy theories, assassinations, and historical secrets; and it haunts those who feel that only they know the real truth behind these killings.

This novel explores the darkest moments of a country's past and brings to life the ways in which past violence shapes our present lives. A compulsive read, beautiful and profound, eerily relevant to our times and deeply personal, The Shape of the Ruins is a tour-de-force story by a master at uncovering the incisive wounds of our memories.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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April 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Shape of the Ruins: A Novel
Author(s): Juan Gabriel Vasquez
ISBN: 1-4328-6211-1 / 978-1-4328-6211-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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September 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Shape of the Ruins: A Novel
Author(s): Juan Gabriel Vasquez
ISBN: 0-7352-1114-0 / 978-0-7352-1114-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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May 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Shape of the Ruins: Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2019
Author(s): Juan Gabriel Vasquez
ISBN: 0-85705-658-1 / 978-0-85705-658-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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September 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Shape of the Ruins: A Novel
Author(s): Juan Gabriel Vasquez
ISBN: 0-7352-1115-9 / 978-0-7352-1115-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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April 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Shape of the Ruins: Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2019
Author(s): Juan Gabriel Vasquez
ISBN: 0-85705-661-1 / 978-0-85705-661-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Shape of the Ruins: Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2019
Author(s): Juan Gabriel Vasquez
ISBN: 0-85705-659-X / 978-0-85705-659-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Shape of the Ruins: A Novel
Author(s): Juan Gabriel Vasquez
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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September 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Shape of the Ruins: A Novel
Author(s): Juan Gabriel Vasquez
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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September 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Shape of the Ruins: A Novel
Author(s): Juan Gabriel Vasquez
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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May 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Shape of the Ruins: Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2019
Author(s): Juan Gabriel Vasquez
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU