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Restrepo, Laura

Works: 66 works in 571 publications in 21 languages and 10,682 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Documentary television programs  Interviews  Television series  Television interviews  Nonfiction television programs  Biography 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: PQ8180.28.E7255, 863.64
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Laura Restrepo
Delirium : a novel by Laura Restrepo( Book )

86 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 2,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: In this remarkably nuanced novel, both a gripping detective story and a passionate, devastating tale of eros and insanity in Colombia, internationally acclaimed author Laura Restrepo delves into the minds of four characters. There's Agustina, a beautiful woman from an upper-class family who is caught in the throes of madness; her husband Aguilar, a man passionately in love with his wife and determined to rescue her from insanity; Agustina's former lover Midas, a drug-trafficker and money-launderer; and Nicolas, Agustina's grandfather. Through the blend of these distinct voices, Restrepo creates a searing portrait of a society battered by war and corruption, as well as an intimate look at the daily lives of people struggling to stay sane in an unstable reality
The dark bride : a novel by Laura Restrepo( Book )

86 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colombian forest prostitute Sayonara violates the boundaries of her profession by pursuing a relationship with an unavailable man, a choice that jeopardizes her clients, the oil company workers, as well as her own happiness
Isle of passion : a novel by Laura Restrepo( Book )

52 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: In 1908, under orders to defend a tiny, isolated Pacific atoll from an improbable French invasion, Mexican captain Ramon Arnaud, his young bride, Alicia, and eleven soldiers and their families set sail for the so-called Isle of Passion. In this dire, forbidding place, a viable community is created under Ramon's guidance and inspired by Alicia's dedication. But they are soon forgotten by a motherland distracted by political upheaval and the first rumblings of World War I. Left to the mercies of nature and one another-falling victim one by one to disease, hunger, lust, despair, and, ultimately, violence-the castaways who remain must find strength in the courage and steadfast resourcefulness of Alicia Arnaud, upon whom their collective survival now depends. Based on true events, Laura Restrepo's Isle of Passion is a brilliantly rendered and dramatic tale of savage human nature-and one woman's determination to triumph over a harrowing fate
The angel of Galilea by Laura Restrepo( Book )

79 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Originally titled Dulce compañía (1995), novel set in Bogotá tells the first-person story of a woman journalist's involvement with the people of a poor barrio and the man they call an angel. Ironic, often humorous details of daily life in Colombia combine with passionate descriptions of madness, religion, and love. Excellent translation by Koch. Short author's biography; no other locating material"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Leopard in the sun : a novel by Laura Restrepo( Book )

65 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Laura Restrepo's stunning novel, a feud between two Colombian drug families escalates into a bloody, high-stakes war that will leave no one in its path untouched. The Barragáns and the Monsalves are rival clans, each steeped in wealth and power, each subject only to laws of their own making. The similarities end there. While the Barragáns, headed by the brutal Nando, remain tied to the ancient traditions, the Monsalves grapple with whether or not to follow Mani, their charismatic and conflicted leader, into a modern age in which even fewer rules apply. As both clans ponder the profits they might reap from an expanding global cocaine trade, Nando and Mani are faced with the consequences of their violent pasts--and forced, by their disillusioned women and the prices on their heads, to reckon with the possibility that nothing will be left once all their bullets have found their targets. Rife with sensual detail, this epic story of lust, betrayal, and revenge is as timeless as interfamily conflict and as immediate as today's news."--Page 4 of cover
Demasiados héroes by Laura Restrepo( Book )

34 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorenza and her son, Mateo, return to Buenos Aires as they try to find Ramon, Mateo's father, who was a political radical with Lorenza in Argentina's "Dirty War," as Lorenza deals with her memories of the past and Mateo, who is not interested in politics, only want to find his father
A world of ideas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In wide-ranging conversations, thirteen celebrated literary figures from six nations discuss their work, politics, morals, and the future of American society
Olor a rosas invisibles by Laura Restrepo( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of two lovers who meet again after 40 years."--Jacket
A tale of the dispossessed : a novel by Laura Restrepo( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A worker at a convent offering shelter to people displaced by war in Tora, Colombia, becomes interested in Three Sevens, a newcomer whose desperate search for Matilde Lina, the laundress who rescued and raised him, blinds him to the love within his reach. Presented in English and Spanish
La multitud errante by Laura Restrepo( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in Spanish and French and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman philosophique. Roman d'amour
Hot sur by Laura Restrepo( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in Spanish and English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"María Paz is a young Latin American woman who, like many others, has come to America chasing a dream. When she is accused of murdering her husband and sentenced to life behind bars, she must struggle to keep hope alive as she works to prove her innocence. But the dangers of prison are not her only obstacles: gaining freedom would mean facing an even greater horror lying in wait outside the prison gates, one that will stop at nothing to get her back. Can María Paz survive this double threat in a land where danger and desperation are always one step behind, and safety and happiness seem just out of reach?"--Page 4 of cover
Historia de una traición by Laura Restrepo( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia de un entusiasmo by Laura Restrepo( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1983 Laura Restrepo was appointed by then President Belisario Betancur to the commission to negotiate peace between the Colombian government and the guerrilla group M-19. She reported her experiences in this book for which she received death threats and finally had to leave the country. She says that looking back, it appears as a thundering collective trance; as colorful and frenzied as a carnival. And as in any carnival, death was ever-present, hidden away between the vitality and jubilation
Pecado by Laura Restrepo( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As though taken from Bosch's paintings, several offenders display their crimes in the pages of Sin: a killer, an adulterer, a butcher, an incestuous couple, an indifferent woman, an executioner, and a voyeur, as well as the shadow of the heavy-handed monarch himself. They must all appear before the only judge who can pardon them: the reader. The protagonists of these tales exist independently, but nevertheless make up an entity, like the arcana in a tarot deck. One common thread unites them: they have all committed atrocious crimes, but their lives are marked by what we call evil. To what point are they guilty? Laura Restrepo investigates the dense moral complexity of sins through this original fresco that is unsettling, revealing, and terrifying, but somehow also sweetly human
Operación Príncipe by Roberto Bardini( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in Spanish and German and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La novia oscura by Laura Restrepo( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tal una exótica mariposa, enigmática y arrogante, Sayonara trabaja bajo las luces de La Catunga, el burdel del pueblo. Cada mes, Sayonara embruja a los trabajadores de la Tropical Oil Company que bajan de las montañas en busca de un poco de dicha terrenal. Pero estos no son los únicos en sucumbir a los encantos de Sayonara. Sayonara es la novia oscura, y su historia revela un universo personal y político que quedará para siempre marcado por su paso
Délire : roman by Laura Restrepo( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman d'amour. Roman de société
A world of ideas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonus interviews featuring several celebrated authors discussing their work, politics, morals, and the future of American society
Las vacas comen espaguetis by Laura Restrepo( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Delirium : a novel
Alternative Names
Laura Restrepo Colombiaans schrijfster

Laura Restrepo Colombian author

Laura Restrepo colombiansk författare

Laura Restrepo colombiansk skribent

Laura Restrepo écrivaine colombienne

Laura Restrepo González escriptora i periodista colombiana

Laura Restrepo kolombiansk skribent

Laura Restrepo kolumbianische Schriftstellerin

Laura Restrepo kolumbijská spisovatelka

Laura Restrepo scrittrice colombiana

Restrepo, Laura 1950-

Рестрепо, Лаура

لورا ريستريبو

레스트레포, 라우라

レストレーポ, ラウラ

The dark bride : a novelIsle of passion : a novelThe angel of GalileaLeopard in the sun : a novelDemasiados héroesOlor a rosas invisiblesA tale of the dispossessed : a novelLa multitud erranteHistoria de un entusiasmo