Strange Pilgrims

ISBN-10: 1400034698

ISBN-13: 9781400034697

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Description: 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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List price: $14.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/14/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Gabriel Garc�a M�rquez was born in Aracataca, Colombia on March 6, 1927. After studying law and journalism at the National University of Colombia in Bogota, he became a journalist. In 1965, he left journalism, to devote himself to writing. His works included Leaf Storm, No One Writes to the Colonel, The Evil Hour, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera, The Autumn of the Patriarch, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, The General in His Labyrinth, Clandestine in Chile, and the memoir Living to Tell the Tale. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. He died on April 17, 2014 at the age of 87.

Prologue: 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 Tramontana Miss Forbes's
Summer of Happiness Light Is Like Water
The Trail of Your Blood in the Snow
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