Memories of my melancholy whores

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Memories of My Melancholy Whoresis Gabriel García Márquez's first work of fiction in ten years, written at the height of his powers, the Spanish edition of which Ilan Stavans called, "Masterful. Erotic. As hypnotizing as it is disturbing" (Los Angeles Times). On the eve of his ninetieth birthday, our unnamed protagonist-an undistinguished journalist and lifelong bachelor-decides to give himself "the gift of a night of wild love with an adolescent virgin." The virgin, whom an old madam procures for him, is splendidly young, with the silent power of a sleeping beauty. The night of love blossoms into a transforming year. It is a year in which he relives, in a rush of memories, his lifetime of (paid-for) sexual adventures and experiences a revelation that brings him to the edge of dying-not of old age, but, at long last, of uncorrupted love. Memories of My Melancholy Whoresis a brilliant gem by the master storyteller.
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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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subject_facet Bachelors -- Fiction, Colombia -- Fiction, Older men -- Fiction, Prostitutes -- Fiction
title_display Memories of my melancholy whores
title_full Memories of My Melancholy Whores, Memories of my melancholy whores / Gabriel García Márquez ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman, Memories of my melancholy whores [electronic resource] García Márquez, Gabriel, 1927-2014,
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