The Sound of Things Falling
Winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2014
Winner of the Alfaguara Prize 2011
Winner of the Gregor von Rezzori Prize 2013
No sooner does he get to know Ricardo Laverde in a seedy billiard hall in Bogotá than Antonio Yammara realises that the ex-pilot has a secret. Antonio's fascination with his new friend's life grows until the day Ricardo receives a mysterious, unmarked cassette. Shortly afterwards, he is shot dead on a street corner. Yammara's investigation into what happened leads back to the early 1960s, marijuana smuggling and a time before the cocaine trade trapped Colombia in a living nightmare.
The Sound of Things Falling is a prescribed Comparative Study text for the Leaving Cert English exam in 2018, 2019 and 2020