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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Juan Gabriel Vásquez Narrator: Robert Fass Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2016 ISBN: 9781524723477
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From the brilliant mind of the author of The Sound of Things Falling comes a powerful novel about a legendary political cartoonist.

Javier Mallarino is a living legend. He is his country’s most influential political cartoonist, the consciousness of a nation. A man capable of repealing laws, overturning judges’ decisions, destroying politicians’ careers with his art. His weapons are pen and ink. Those in power fear him and pay him homage.

At sixty-five, after four decades of a brilliant career, he’s at the height of his powers. But this all changes when he’s paid an unexpected visit from a young woman who upends his sense of personal history and forces him to re-evaluate his life and work, questioning his position in the world.

In Reputations, Juan Gabriel Vásquez examines the weight of the past, how a public persona intersects with private histories, and the burdens and surprises of memory. In this intimate novel, Vásquez plumbs universal experiences to create a masterful story, one that reverberates long after you turn the final page.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The novel’s brilliance is that we, wanting to know what happened to that sleeping girl, become Mallarino’s accomplices…Masterly.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “An account of an old cartoonist eyeing his past and the shifting forms of perception, memory, and truth. Brilliant.”

    Financial Times (London)

  • Reputations…makes clear that our memories, and even the things we’ve forgotten, can come back to haunt us and make us question the true cost of our actions.”

    NPR

  • ”A brisk and sophisticated study of a conscience in crisis.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Capturing a cast of characters in Colombia, narrator Robert Fass brings a quiet subtlety to this story of a man facing crisis at the end of his career…Listeners will appreciate Fass’ erudite yet powerful performance.”

    AudioFile

  • A Newsweek Best Book of the Year Selection
  • A New York Times Best Book of 2016
  • A London Guardian Best Book of the Year
  • One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2016
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About the Narrator

Robert Fass is a veteran actor and seven-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, winning in 2011 and 2013. He is equally at home in a wide variety of styles, genres, characters, and dialects and has earned multiple Earphones Awards, including one for his narration of Francisco Goldman’s Say Her Name, which was named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Audiobooks of 2011. He has given voice to modern and classic fiction writers alike, including Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Isaac Asimov, Jeffrey Deaver, and John Steinbeck, as well as to nonfiction works in history, memoir, health, journalism, and business.