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Rosario Tijeras (1999)

by Jorge Franco

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Is a book that you read fast is pretty well written and knows how to change between the past and present to give to the reader a good overview of the story. I recommend this book to everybody who wants to enjoy an afternoon and learn a little bit more of the times of the violence in Colombia ( )
  CaroPi | May 6, 2014 |
Rosario Tijeras de Jorge Franco Ramos es un libro muy interesante ya que muestra el ambiente de las personas que viven en las comunas de medellín el cual es reflejado en la vida de Rosario , lo interesante de este libro es que dos mejores amigos estan enamorados de ella y estos son se una clase social muy alto. ( )
  camiperez.pe | Feb 7, 2013 |
Garcia Marquez has only blurbed two authors in his life, Jorge Franco was one of them (the other is Alvaro Mutis). He said, he hoped Franco would carry the torch for the next generation of Colombian writers.

I didn't think this book was quite all that, but it's definitely a good read, and a great example of contemporary Colombian authors who are walking away from Magical Realism, and into a genre full of urban violence.

The Colombian singer Juanes also wrote a song about the story in this book, which is very good as well. ( )
  colombianflowers | Jan 21, 2008 |
Great storytelling of love and tragedy. Great beginning hook that is maintained to the very end. "Como a Rosarion le pegaron un tiro a quemarropa mientras le daban un beso, confundio el dolor del amor con el de la muerte". One of those books that you wish would not end. ( )
  wzachmann | Mar 13, 2007 |
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Aangezien Rosario werd neergeschoten terwijl ze stond te zoenen, verwarde ze de pijn van de liefde met die van de dood.
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"Since they shot her at point-blank range while she was being kissed, she confused the pain of death with that of love." So begins "Rosario Tijeras, Jorge Franco's eponymous novel of a violent, violated woman on the run in 1980s Medellmn, Colombia. Her name-evoking the rosary and scissors--bespeaks her conflict as a woman who becomes a contract killer to insulate herself from the random violence of the streets. Winner of Colombia's Dashiell Hammett Prize (2000), "Rosario Tijeras is a work in the Latin American social realist tradition, possessed of fast and vibrant prose and poetic flourish.… (more)

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3 editions of this book were published by Seven Stories Press.

Editions: 1583226125, 1583226788, 1583226095

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