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All Things Considered - December 1, 2005

Also by Gabriel Garcia Marquez:

Love in the Time of Cholera, October 2007
Trade Size
One Hundred Years of Solitude, June 2006
Trade Size (reprint)
Memories of My Melancholy Whores, October 2005
Hardcover

Memories of My Melancholy Whores
Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Memories of My Melancholy Whores is Gabriel García Márquez’s first work of fiction in ten years, written at the height of his powers, the Spanish edition of which Ilan Stavans called, “Masterful. Erotic. As hypnotizing as it is disturbing” (LA Times)

Knopf
October 2005
128 pages
ISBN: 140004460X
Hardcover
$20.00
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Contemporary

On the eve of his ninetieth birthday, our unnamed protagonist–an undistinguished journalist and lifelong bachelor–decides to give himself “the gift of a night of wild love with an adolescent virgin.”

The virgin, whom an old madam procures for him, is splendidly young, with the silent power of a sleeping beauty. The night of love blossoms into a transforming year. It is a year in which he relives, in a rush of memories, his lifetime of (paid-for) sexual adventures and experiences a revelation that brings him to the edge of dying–not of old age, but, at long last, of uncorrupted love.

Memories of My Melancholy Whores is a brilliant gem by the master storyteller.

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