Friday, October 5th @ 12:00pm - Author Luncheon with Juan Gabriel Vásquez for "The Shape of the Ruins"


Juan Gabriel Vasquez at DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood

Our DIESEL Author Literary Luncheon Series resumes with the award-winning Colombian author Juan Gabriel Vásquez for his new novel, The Shape of the Ruins, on Friday, October 5th at 12:00 pm. 

The luncheon will be held at Amici Brentwood, conveniently located a half a block from the bookstore at 2538 San Vicente Blvd. There is ticketed parking available at the restaurant or unlimited free parking along most of San Vicente Blvd. past 26th St. (please read the street signs). The cost for the luncheon with Juan Gabriel Vásquez is $75, which includes one copy of the book. Please contact the store at 310-576-9960 to purchase tickets. 

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

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 people 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. 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.

Juan Gabriel Vásquez's previous books include the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award winner and national bestseller, The Sound of Things Falling, as well as the award-winning Reputations, The Informers, The Secret History of Costaguana, and the story collection Lovers on All Saints' Day. Vásquez's novels have been published in twenty-eight languages worldwide. After sixteen years in France, Belgium, and Spain, he now lives in Bogotá. 

Photo Credit - Hermance Triay 

Event date: 
Friday, October 5, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Event address: 
Amici Brentwood
2538 San Vicente Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90402
The Shape of the Ruins: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735211148
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - September 25th, 2018