Memories of My Melancholy Whores

Memories of My Melancholy Whores

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A "New York Times" Notable Book On the eve of his ninetieth birthday a bachelor decides to give himself a wild night of love with a virgin. As is his habit he has purchased hundreds of women he asks a madam for her assistance. The fourteen-year-old girl who is procured for him is enchanting, but exhausted as she is from caring for siblings and her job sewing buttons, she can do little but sleep. Yet with this sleeping beauty at his side, it is he who awakens to a romance he has never known. Tender, knowing, and slyly comic, "Memories of My Melancholy Whores" is an exquisite addition to the master s work."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 115 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 7.62mm | 22.68g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1400095948
  • 9781400095940
  • 25,243

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" Unforgettable. . . . Classic Ma rquez. " - "The Washington Post" " Garci a Marquez has composed, with his usual sensual gravity and Olympian humor, a love letter to the dying light." - John Updike, "The New Yorker" " Luminous. . . . The cunning of "Memories" lies in the utter- and utterly unexpected-- reliability of its narrator" - "The New York Times Book Review" he cunning of Memories of My Melancholy Whores lies in the utter--and utterly unexpected--reliability of its narrator. " Masterful. Erotic. As hypnotizing as it is disturbing." - "Los Angeles Times" " As accomplished a piece of storytelling as you are likely to find on the shelves today." - "Chicago Tribune" " Profoundly haunting. . . . Fiction of the very highest order." " "- "The Times Literary Supplement"show more

About Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born in 1927 near Aracataca, Colombia. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. He is the author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude," "Love in the Time of Cholera," "Living to Tell the Tale," among other works of fiction and nonfiction. This book is translated by Edith Grossman, widely recognized as the preeminent Spanish to English translator of our time."show more
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