Memories of My Melancholy Whores

Memories of My Melancholy Whores

Summary

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

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  • There is not one stale sentence, redundant word or unfinished thought
    The Times

About the author

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1927-2014) was a short-story writer, novelist, journalist and a screenwriter from Colombia. He was a reporter for a Colombian newspaper, El Espectador, and also a foreign correspondent stationed in New York, Rome, Paris and Barcelona. Marquez is the author of numerous popular novels and short stories. He is well known for his unique literary style known as magical realism, in which he describes reality through magical events and elements. His most popular novels include Love in the Time of Cholera and One Hundred Years of Solitude. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982.
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