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Jorge Franco

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Medellín, Colombia
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Jorge Franco, born in Colombia, studied Film Direction at the London Film School and Literature at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. MALDITO AMOR was his first book of short stories and MALA NOCHE his first novel, both of which received prestigious national awards.
ROSARIO TIJERAS, published in 1999, has enjoyed spectacular commercial success in Colombia and marked the breakthrough of one of the most promising writers of new Latin American narrative. It is the story of the love triangle between outlaw Rosario and two young men from Colombian high society. Terrorism, violence and narco-trafficking provide a fascinating background to the fast-paced plot. It has recently been made into a major feature film, taking the Colombian box-office b
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El mundo de afuera

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Paradise Travel

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El cielo a tiros

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Santa Suerte

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"Franco tells an interesting story in an interesting way, intricately weaving together different times, different voices, all of which serve to beautifully piece together a satisfying tale."
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"Before "El cielo a tiros" I had never considered the possibility that narcos and their families could feel like outcasts. To me they were simply criminals. Much less would I have ever thought I could feel empathy towards a son of the mafia. But then " Read more of this review »
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“I’ve always thought that there are no couples in love nor any love triangles, only an Indian file where you love the person in front of you and that person in turn loves the one in front of him, and so on, and where the one behind me loves me and that one is loved by the one behind him and so on, but always loving the one whose back is turned to us. And the last one in line isn’t loved by anyone”
Jorge Franco, Rosario Tijeras

“I wanted to save myself from that drug that contaminates the body and veins and not from the other drug, you know that drug that enters through your eyes and your private area, the one that settles into your heart to screw it up, that damn drug that naive people call love. The stupid drug that’s just as dangerous and deadly as the one that you find on the streets wrapped up in little packages.”
Jorge Franco, Rosario Tijeras
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“Estoy harta del tiempo, dijo, lo que trae se lo lleva sin misericordia. Trae el amor, lo gasta y se lo lleva. Se lleva la memoria, los recuerdos, se va con tus fuerzas. También trae el dolor y, si se aguanta, queda una herida con la que toca vivir hasta que el maldito tiempo decida llevárselo a uno. Y no por las buenas, sino que nos deja alguna enfermedad para que conozcamos la eternidad antes de irnos.”
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