Mexico City: Aguilar, Altea, Taurus, Alfaguara, 1999. First Edition. Paperback. 121p., wrps. New. Item #5015
"La Virgen de los Sicarios" is a semi-autobiographical novel by Colombian writer Fernando Vallejo about an author in his fifties who returns to his hometown of Medellín after 30 years of absence. He finds himself trapped in an atmosphere of violence and murder caused by drug cartel warfare. Amid this chaos, he meets Alexis, a 16-year-old male prostitute and contract killer, with whom he falls in love.