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REPUTATIONS (Juan Gabriel Vasquez)

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ISBN: 9781594633478
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 20th, 2016

A renowned Columbian political cartoonist who prides himself in exposing his country’s corruption and political scandals in his daily newspaper cartoon is the protagonist of Juan Gabriel Vásquez’s REPUTATIONS. Years after one of his caricatures destroys the life of a prominent politician, events cause the cartoonist to question the infallibility of his prior condemnation and the consequences of his influence. In an effort to rectify the situation, he decides to go public with his doubts about the politician’s guilt, an act that will cause the media to turn on him, humiliating him in much the same way that his cartoons humiliated countless others in the past. REPUTATIONS is a fascinating study of a man whose entire sense of self-worth is his reputation—the very thing that he must sacrifice in order to redeem himself.