José A. GARRIGA VELA

El vendedor de rosas

Destino, 2000 | The Rose Street Seller

Press

«Incredible narrative skill.» Enrique Vila-Matas, El País

«José Antonio Garriga Vela has written a very good novel inhabited by many characters, though it could as well be considered a one-character novel, the narrator, who makes up and summons all the rest.» J.E. Ayala-Dip, El País

Synopsis

(The Rose Street Seller) This is the story of a man who watches life as a show which is alien to him. Therefore, he seeks jobs which will never be demanding. When he starts selling roses in the street together with Amelia Castillo, he does not suspect that her mysterious disappearance and final death will lead him to dig up in his own past. Only then he will discover the truth: Amelia, the woman he secretly loved, is the innocent victim of a strange scheme.

In a spellbinding style that blends lyricism and harshness, truths and lies, facts and imagination, the narrator and future writer unearths forgotten memories to understand his present.