Reputations /, Reputaciones. Published by : Bloomsbury Publishing, (London :) Physical details: 173 pages ; 22 cm. ISBN:9781408852880.
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Originally published: Las reputaciones / Juan Gabriel Vasquez. Madrid: Alfaguara, 2013.
As Colombia's famed political cartoonist, Javier Mallarino, strolls through downtown Bogotá in the hours before a public celebration of his career in the grand Teatro Colón, he contemplates the start of his professional life, and how he set down his oils and took up a pen to begin drawing caricatures for a living. But the celebration has far-reaching consequences. As he leaves the theatre a figure from his past, now a young woman, emerges from the crowd outside and forces Mallarino to confront an incident that took place in his home half a lifetime ago, calling into question his reputation and the value of his life's work.
Translated from the Spanish.
Winner, IMPAC award, 2014.