Reputations Symbols & Objects

Juan Gabriel Vásquez
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Bulletproof Black Mercedes

The bulletproof, black Mercedes is a sign of the danger that Mallarino faces because of the political cartoons that he draws daily for the newspaper. The people giving him an award for being the most respected political cartoonist in Colombia offer to send this car to take him to the awards ceremony. It is a sign that they believe he needs some sort of protection to keep him safe from his enemies.

Chewing Gum

The chewing gum packed into the lock in Mallarino’s mailbox is a sign that someone has tampered with the box. When Mallarino finally gets a locksmith to open the box, Mallarino discovers an anonymous letter inside.

An Envelope

An unsigned envelope that Mallarino finds in his mailbox is a sign that he does have enemies. Rodrigo tells Mallarino is it a sign that he had made it as a...

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