The two women readers of Don Quijote

In the emerging city of Bogotá of the beginning of the XVII century, spaniard Inés and muisca native Suánika become friends. In this male dominated capital, full of greed and intrigues, these two protagonists look for shelter in a book that will fulfill them with freedom and unite them inexorably: El Quijote. With both of their futures truncated by circumstances out of their control, these women will mutually discover themselves through reading.

Las lectoras del Quijote is a portrait of the colonial period in America, but above all, it is the confirmation of an encounter between two different world views. Through this cultural dialogue, Alejandra Jaramillo rescues with special detail the great cosmogony of our ancestors and delivers an exciting novel.

Data sheet
Category: Fiction
ISBN: 978-628-7525-01-6
Publication date: 1/1/2022
Extent: 132
Format: 16 x 25 cm

Author´s biography

Alejandra Jaramillo. Is a writer born in Bogotá in 1971. She has published five novels: La ciudad sitiada (2006), Acaso la muerte (2010), Magnolias para una infiel (2017), Mandala (2017) and Las lectoras del Quijote (2022); three short story books: Variaciones sobre un tema inasible (2009), Sin remitente (2012) and Las grietas (2017), winner of the Cámara de Comercio de Medellín National Novel and Story Award; three novels for adolescents: Martina y la carta del monje Yukio (2015), El canto del manatí (2019) and Los mundos distópicos de Camilo Chang (2022), and three books of literary and cultural critique.