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  • Published: 23 April 2014
  • ISBN: 9780241968543
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $19.99

Memories Of My Melancholy Whores


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On the eve of his ninetieth birthday a newspaper columnist in Colombia decides to give himself 'a night of mad love with a virgin adolescent'. 

Memories of My Melancholy Whores is a powerful novel about a man who so far has never felt love from Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez, author of the One Hundred Years of Solitude.
'The year I turned ninety, I wanted to give myself the gift of a night of wild love with an adolescent virgin'
On the eve of his ninetieth birthday a newspaper columnist in Colombia decides to give himself 'a night of mad love with a virgin adolescent'. But on seeing this beautiful girl he falls deeply under her spell. His love for his 'Delgadina' causes him to recall all the women he has paid to perform acts of love. And so the columnist realises he must chronicle the life of his heart, to offer it freely to the world. . .
'Márquez describes this amorous, sometimes disturbing journey with the grace and vigour of a master storyteller' Daily Mail
'Márquez is wonderful on the transformative and redemptive powers of love. . . storytelling magic' Tatler
'Márquez writes in this lyrical, magical language that no-one else can do' Salman Rushie

  • Pub date: 23 April 2014
  • ISBN: 9780241968543
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel García Márquez was born in 1927 near Aracataca, Colombia. He is the author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera, and Living to Tell the Tale, among other works of fiction and non-fiction. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. He lives in Mexico City.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born on 6 March 1927 in Aractaca, Colombia, and died on 17 April 2014 in Mexico City, aged 87.

He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982 for a body of work that includes novels, works of non-fiction and collections of short stories.

His most famous works include Leaf Storm (1955), In Evil Hour (1962), One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), The Autumn of the Patriarch(1975), Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981), Love in the Time of Cholera (1985), The General in His Labyrinth (1989), News of a Kidnapping (1996), Living to Tell the Tale (2002) and Memories of My Melancholy Whores (2004).

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