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Our Lady of the Assassins (01 Edition)

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"A point in case is his Our Lady of the Assassins, based on the autobiographical novel of one of Colombia's best writers, Fernando Vallejo, whose work has yet to be translated into English and published in the United States. One of the most important new Latin American writers, Vallejo is famous in Colombia and Mexico, of course, and in France as well (where his writing has been compared to the best of Jean Genet's), but is unknown in America.

"Schroeder's [film] Our Lady of the Assassins takes place in Medellin, Colombia, where Schroeder spent four years of his childhood, from age 6 to 10. It's the story of a homosexual writer, possessed of a saturnine temperament, who, after living most of his life abroad, returns to his hometown to revisit the places of his youth. He falls in love with a young boy who packs a pistol but who would sooner kill a stranger than an injured dog. It's a courageous picture about the pathology of indifference, set against the backdrop of the narco-violence of the murder capital of South America."

—Steve Wasserman, Book Editor of the Los Angeles Times.

o Film tie-in with Barbet Schroeder's new film

o Postcard mailing to key Consortium accounts

o Mailing to Latin American departments

o Mailing to Latin American departments

o News of film and book at www.filmsdulosange.fr

Born in Medellin in 1942, Fernando Vallejo moved to Mexico City, where he now lives, in 1971. Our Lady of the Assassins is the first novel to be translated into English of an author who is considered the rising star of Latin American writing.

Synopsis:

This autobiographical novel tells the tale of Fernando's return to Medellin after 30 years and his meeting with Alexis, boy prostitute and hitman. Alexis need no reason to kill, he turns on anyone. Fernando and Alexis are bound by intense passions, until Alexis himself is killed.

Synopsis:

Tie-in with the eponymous new film by Barbet Schroeder.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781852426477
Translator:
Hammond, Paul
Author:
Hammond, Paul
Author:
Vallejo, Fernando
Publisher:
Serpent's Tail
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Spanish language
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Colombia
Subject:
Assassins
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Our lady of the assassins
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
199
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.7 x 5 x 0.5 in 4 oz

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Product details 144 pages Serpent's Tail - English 9781852426477 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This autobiographical novel tells the tale of Fernando's return to Medellin after 30 years and his meeting with Alexis, boy prostitute and hitman. Alexis need no reason to kill, he turns on anyone. Fernando and Alexis are bound by intense passions, until Alexis himself is killed.
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Tie-in with the eponymous new film by Barbet Schroeder.
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