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Memories of My Melancholy Whores

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ISBN-10: 1400095948

ISBN-13: 9781400095940

Edition: N/A

Authors: Edith Grossman, Gabriel Garc�a M�rquez

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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.
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Book details

List price: $13.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/14/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
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.