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Excerpt from ‘A Cilantro Wedding Bouquet’

This novel excerpt was written by María Alejandra Barrios in Ingrid Rojas Contreras’ 12-Month Novel Generator

s death for the funeral and to deal with the almost-in-ruins family restaurant. Soon, ghosts from her past come rushing back: her strained mother, the restaurant cook and childhood friend, her first love. Vi has a life in New York, a boyfriend who she lives with, a job as a waitress and aspirations of being a successful illustrator. In the States, she dreams of independence, but all her years outside of her home and Colombia haven’t amounted to much.


I’ll call you back. I love you.

Who did he come here with?