Memories of My Melancholy Whores

byGabriel García MárquezTranslated byEdith Grossman

November 14, 2006|
Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel García Márquez
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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.
Gabriel García Márquez 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 recogn...
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Title:Memories of My Melancholy Whores
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:128 pages, 7.99 X 5.14 X 0.34 in
Shipping dimensions:128 pages, 7.99 X 5.14 X 0.34 in
Published:November 14, 2006
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781400095940

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