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Jorge Franco
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Born in Medellín, Colombia, in 1962, JORGE FRANCO studied film at the London International Film School and Literature at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá. He began his career as a writer in 1991 and was awarded the Pedro Gómez Valderrama National Narrative prize for a collection of short stories entitled Maldito amor. His first novel, Mala Noche, won the Ciudad de Pereira National Novel Competition. Franco is considered one of the youngest writers of note in Latin America, and one who has already earned a prominent place alongside several world-renowned Colombian writers.

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Rosario Tijeras
A Novel
Written by Jorge Franco
Translated by Gregory Rabassa


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: July 5, 2005
Price: $13.95

“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 Medellín. Her very name-evoking the rosary, and scissors-bespeaks her... Read more >
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Rosario Tijeras
A Novel
Written by Jorge Franco
Translated by Gregory Rabassa


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: January 6, 2004
Price: $21.00

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Rosario Tijeras
Una Novela
Written by Jorge Franco


Format: eBook
Publisher: Siete Cuentos
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $16.95

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Also available as a hardcover, trade paperback and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
Rosario Tijeras
Una Novela
Written by Jorge Franco


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Siete Cuentos
On Sale: January 6, 2004
Price: $16.95

Spanish Language Edition

“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 Medellín. Her very name-evoking the rosary, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a trade paperback.
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