The Greenlight to Go to SoHo


the-sound-of-things-falling_originalIt’s been four years since Colombian author Juan Gabriel Vásquez’s novel, The Informers, his first to appear in English, earned him the title of “one of the most original new voices of Latin American literature,” and critical acclaim from his contemporaries like Jonathan Franzen, E. L. Doctorow, and Mario Vargas Llosa. To celebrate his new novel, The Sound of Things Falling, Greenlight Bookstore has organized an offsite event at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe on Sept. 25. Vásquez will discuss his new novel, which looks at the troubled history of his home country, its infamous drug trade and the toll it has taken on Colombian society, with fellow author Richard Price. Check out Edmund White’s review for The New York Times to get a better understanding of why people are calling The Sound of Things Falling Vásquez’s most intimate work to date, and head to SoHo on Wednesday night to hear him explain in person.

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