New York Times Review

New York Times, Feb. 26/06 Translated by Katherine Silver. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $23.) Franco belongs to a generation of Colombian novelists who prefer their realism straight up, no magic; unlike the elaborate dream worlds of Gabriel García Márquez, their work focuses on the country”s problems with drugs, corruption and violence. Now, in an engagingly noirish coming-of-age story,...
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All the wrong places

January 22, 2006 Paradise Travel A Novel Jorge Franco Translated from the Spanish by Katherine Silver Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 228 pp. By Chris Abani REVOLUTIONS are the stuff of literature. In fact, literary movements begin only when new generations of writers set to killing their forebears in an effort to find their voice. The rhetoric of iconoclasm and revolution may be fascinating, but...
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