- Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS
- Published: November 2006
- ISBN-10: 1400034698
- ISBN-13: 9781400034697
- Format: Paperback
- Copyright: 2006
- Subject: FICTION / Literary
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The Nobel Prize-winning author of
Love in the Time of Cholera presents a collection of twelve stories that feature an aging streetwalker and her gravesite-mourning dog, a bereaved father's journey to Rome, a paranoid husband, and more. Reprint.
The Nobel prize-winning author Garcia Marquez has collected a dozen of his stories about Latin Americans in Europe, most of which, although magical, end on an unsettling note. Thus, an expatriate ex-president is recognized by an ambulance driver bent on exploitation; a man travels from Colombia to Rome with a cello case to see the pope; a woman with car trouble finds herself trapped in a mental institution; a prostitute plans her funeral. The plots are simple, but the character study and use of language is incisive. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 6/15/93.-- Ann Irvine, Montgomery Cty. P.L., Md. Copyright 1993 Cahners Business Information.
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