Relato de Navidad en la Gran Vía
Ricardo Silva Romero

NOVEL | 2001 | 220 pages

A novel whose starting point is a happy, or unfortunate misunderstanding: In the parking lot of a mall in Bogotá, Pablo Uribe mistakenly takes the car belonging to the Silva Romero family. The car, which the driver has taken out without the family’s permission, is identical to his.  After dropping it off with its real owners, Pablo enters the Silva’s empty apartment (they are on vacation) where he finds a computer and decides to sit down and write. When he returns, Ricardo Silva finds a novel that he annotates and completes with footnotes only to show us, with a touch of humor and irony, his ancient and youthful vision of the world from the point of view of an irredeemable loneliness.

RIGHTS: spanish ALFAGUARA

Funny as hell, [Relato de Navidad en la Gran Vía] pokes fun at bestsellers, high society, politicians, girls from fancy private schools, boring intellectuals, Written in a modern style with a certain autobiographical tone, this is a cool book that is worth reading and sharing with others.
— Roberto Posada, El Tiempo
Every twist is as well-executed as a Hitchcock movie.
— Fernando Gómez Echeverri, Gatopardo
A mocking look at loneliness, fame, literature, Colombian politics, Colombian cultural and social myths, and other elements that are depicted with black humor, and tenderness.
— Alberto Duque López, Revista Cable
A new Colombian author is born. Ricardo Silva Romero, with his work Relato de Navidad en la Gran Vía. An even tone runs throughout the novel, like a violin solo. A tight storyline. Original writing.
— Aura Lucía Mera, El País
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