A cause for celebration, this is the Nobel laureate's first work of fiction in ten years—a masterpiece by a master storyteller.
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.
Gabriel GarcIa MArquez was born in Colombia in 1927. His many books include "The Autumn of the Patriarch; No One Writes to the Colonel; Love in the Time of Cholera;“ a memoir, ”Living to Tell the Tale"; and, most recently, a novel, “Memories of My Melancholy Whores”. Gabriel GarcIa MArquez was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.