From the award-winning, internationally acclaimed screenwriter of Amores perros, 21 Grams, and Babel, A Sweet Scent of Death is Guillermo Arriaga's tale of deception, passion, and violence fused together by the tragic killing of a young girl in a small Mexican village.

Early one morning in a deserted field, Ramon Castanos is confronted with the dead body of Adela, a lovely young girl, whom he had only admired from afar. Within an hour, rumor of the death of Ramon Castanos's girlfriend has spread to every corner of Loma Grande. This powder-trail of gossip ignites further violence when the villagers, thirsty for revenge, cast about for answers and hit upon the nomadic Jose Echeverri-Berriozabal, known as the Gypsy. Honor then demands that Ramon must now live out his imaginary past in a brutal reality and prove his manhood by avenging Adela's cruel fate.

Guillermo Arriaga is the author of The Night Buffalo and The Guillotine Squad. He has worked in television, radio, and film. Arriaga is the award-winning screenwriter of Amores perros, 21 Grams, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, and Babel.



ISBN: 9780743296793
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 162
Edition: Original ed.
Publication Date: 1 Apr 2007
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication City, Country: New York, NY, United States
Dimensions (cm): 21.6(H) x 14(L) x 0.9(W)
Weight (gm): 214


Author Biography

Guillermo Arriaga es un escritor mexicano que ha alcanzado la fama mundial como guionista de la pelicula Amores perros, de gran exito internacional, y de las peliculas 21 Gramos, Las tres muertes de Melquiades Estrada, y Babel. Arriaga es tambien el autor de las novelas: El Bufalo de la noche y Escuadron guillotina.
A Sweet Scent of Death

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