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Rosario Tijeras

Rosario Tijeras

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1980s, 1990s: A literary shock  – a raw and brutally honest account of Colombian reality of the late 80s early 90s.

  • ISBN: 978-1583226780
  • Genre: Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

Medellin during the drug wars of the 1990s might be the setting but the story is one of love

There is a bit of a love triangle going on here – Rosario Tijeras , boyfriend Emilio, and the narrator Antonio, who is hopelessly in love with Rosario.

When she is shot and taken to hospital, Antonio is the one who thinks of her and how he loves her but who has other sides to her that makes him and others afraid.

Travel Guide

The eerie and poignant setting is the ward of a Colombian hospital in Medellin and a clock on the wall which remains stuck at 4.30. One moment in time when a woman was shot but the events leading up to that shooting are as fascinating as they are horrific.

The landscape of the novel is the graphic and gritty reality of Colombia of the 1980s and 1990s and the world of drugs and the gritty underbelly of the country is a short literary slap in the face.

Rosario is not the girl that you would like to meet but in the novel her place in Colombia is a fascinating one.

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