Memories of My Melancholy Whores

Memories of My Melancholy Whores

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Memories of My Melancholy Whores is Gabriel García MárquezÂs first work of fiction in ten years, written at the height of his powers, the Spanish edition of which Ilan Stavans called, ÂMasterful. Erotic. As hypnotizing as it is disturbing (Los Angeles Times).

On the eve of his ninetieth birthday, our unnamed protagonistÂan undistinguished journalist and lifelong bachelorÂdecides to give himself Âthe gift of a night of wild love with an adolescent virgin.Â

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 dyingÂnot 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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  • Hardback | 115 pages
  • 114.3 x 188 x 20.3mm | 158.76g
  • United States
  • English, Spanish
  • Translation
  • 140004460X
  • 9781400044603

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