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Rosario Tijeras

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"Since they shot her at point-blank range while she was being kissed, she confused the pain of love with that of death." Rosario Tijeras is the violent, violated character at the center of Jorge Franco's study of contrasts, set in self-destructing 1980s Medellin. Her very 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. Then she is shot, gravely wounded, and the circle of contradiction is closed.

From the corridors of the hospital where Rosario is fighting for her life, Antonio, the narrator, waits to learn if she will recover. Through him, we reconstruct the friendship between the two, her love story with Emilio, and her life as a hitwoman.

Rosario Tijeras has been recognized as an admirable continuation of a literary subject that was first treated by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and then by Fernando Vallejo. A work in the Latin American social realist tradition, Rosario Tijeras is told in fast and vibrant prose and with poetic flourish.

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Paperback Editions

2006 : Paperback
Title: Rosario Tijeras
Author(s): Jorge Franco
ISBN: 9584212028 / 978-9584212023
Publisher: PLANETA
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January 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: Rosario Tijeras (Spanish)
Author(s): Jorge Franco
ISBN: 1-58322-612-5 / 978-1-58322-612-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
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Kindle Editions

January 2011 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Rosario Tijeras: A Novel
Author(s): Jorge Franco
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
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