Strange Pilgrims

Strange Pilgrims

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In Barcelona, an aging Brazilian prostitute trains her dog to weep at the grave she has chosen for herself. In Vienna, a woman parlays her gift for seeing the future into a fortunetelling position with a wealthy family. In Geneva, an ambulance driver and his wife take in the lonely, apparently dying ex-President of a Caribbean country, only to discover that his political ambition is very much intact. In these twelve masterly stories about the lives of Latin Americans in Europe, García Márquez conveys the peculiar amalgam of melancholy, tenacity, sorrow, and aspiration that is the émigré experience.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 132 x 201 x 15mm | 204g
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1400034698
  • 9781400034697
  • 283,096

Table of contents

Why Twelve, Why Stories, Why Pilgrims

Bon Voyage, Mr. President

The Saint

Sleeping Beauty and the Airplane

I Sell My Dreams

"I Only Came to Use the Phone"

The Ghosts of August

Maria dos Prazeres

Seventeen Poisoned Englishmen


Miss Forbes's Summer of Happiness

Light Is Like Water

The Trail of Your Blood in the Snow
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Review quote

"A triumph of storytelling." -San Francisco Chronicle"Full of relish at life's oddness. . . . García Márquez's sheer ability to hold and enthrall makes Strange Pilgrims fascinating and memorable." -The New York Times Books Review"Psychologically sharp . . . altogether ingratiating."-The Washington Post"Nothing short of brilliant--each of these tales is a gem."-The Seattle Times"García Márquez at his best. With a surreal phrase or a magic image, he allows us to see reality, grave and comic at once, in a unique light." -Los Angeles Times Book Review
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About Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel García Márquez was born in Colombia in 1927. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982. He is the author of many works of fiction and nonfiction, including One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love In The Time Cholera, The Autumn Of The Patriarch, The General In His Labyrinth, and News Of A Kidnapping. He died in 2014. This book is translated by Edith Grossman, widely recognized as the preeminent Spanish to English translator of our time.
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15,206 ratings
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4 41% (6,195)
3 22% (3,274)
2 3% (522)
1 1% (108)
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