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Rosario Tijeras (1999)
by Jorge Franco
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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.
3 editions of this book were published by Seven Stories Press.
Editions: 1583226125, 1583226788, 1583226095
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