Érase una vez en Colombia
(Comedia romántica & El Espantapájaros)

Ricardo Silva Romero

NOVEL | 2012 | 424 pages

Comedia romántica and El Espantapájaros are two novels that work together as one. While Comedia romántica is a conversation between a man and a woman who ponder the question of whether or not to spend the rest of their lives together despite their innermost fears, El Espantapájaros chronicles the horrific massacre that takes place in the God-­‐forsaken town of Camposanto, where former guerilla members go to retire. Set against the underlying feeling that something terrible is about to happen —and oftentimes does— Comedia romántica and El Espantapájaros are ultimately about the relentless nature of life, that continues to push forward even when everything seems lost. 

RIGHTS: spanish ALFAGUARA

Two novels that are the absolute opposite of each other. The Zirst one is a beautiful conversation that takes place between two lovers, containing all the delight, humor, depth and reZlection on the topic of love. The second novel showcases a truly original narrative technique in which a massacre is the main character.
— Daniel Samper Ospina
Two novels that cannot be more different from one another. Comedia Romántica is a beautiful celebration of love in all its manisfestations, in all its twists and turns: the fears, the insecurities, the tenderness and the victories. El Espantapájaros is a novel of horror, a horror that lies so near and that happens every day in Colombia—it’s the story of a massacre.
— Pilar Quintana, author of Coleccionistas de polvos raros
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