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Memories of My Melancholy Whores

Memories of My Melancholy Whores

(2005)
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Memories of My Melancholy Whores is Gabriel Garcia Marquez's first work of fiction in ten years and it fully lives up to the expectations of his critics, readers, and fans of all ages and nationalities. Memories of My Melancholy Whores introduces us to a totally new genre of Garcia Marquez's writing. It is a fairy tale for the aged - a story that celebrates the belated discovery of amorous passion in old age. This enticingly sensual yet at the same time innocent adventure tells of an unnamed second-rate reporter who on the eve of his 90th birthday decides to give himself 'a night of mad love with a virgin adolescent'. In a little more than 100 pages, Garcia Marquez proceeds to describe a series of encounters that is hypnotising and disturbing. When he first sees the chosen girl - a shy 14-year-old, whom he calls Delgadina - asleep, entirely naked, in the brothel room, his life begins to change completely. He never speaks to her nor does he learn anything about her, nor she of him. But her presence spurs the aged pensioner to recall his experiences with the other women in his life, all whores by profession, all paid to perform for him the acts of love. But now he realizes that 'sex is the consolation one has for not finding enough love'. Smitten, he screams of his love from the rooftops, which for him means writing about it in his weekly newspaper columns, and in return, he becomes the most famous man in his town. Love has always been a major theme in Garcia Marquez's writing. It is often visualized in his fiction as a source of endurance, a bulwark against the rush of time's passage. In Love in the Time of Cholera, he celebrated a love that was almost fifty years in forming, modelling it on the courtship of his own grandparents. This last novel, written at the peak of the author's fame, is another illustration of its tranformative power. Memories of My Melancholy Whores, written in Garcia Marquez's incomparable style, movingly contemplates the misfortunes of old age and celebrates the joys of being in love.

 
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Hardback Editions

November 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: Memories of My Melancholy Whores (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Gabriel Garcia Marquez
ISBN: 0739325604 / 9780739325605 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print Publishing
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October 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: Memories of My Melancholy Whores
Author(s): Gabriel Garcia Marquez
ISBN: 140004460X / 9781400044603 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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October 2005 : UK Hardback
Title: Memories Of My Melancholy Whores
Author(s): Gabriel Garcia Marquez
ISBN: 0224077643 / 9780224077644 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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Paperback Editions

March 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: Memories of My Melancholy Whores (Marquez 2014)
Author(s): Gabriel Garcia Marquez
ISBN: 0241968542 / 9780241968543 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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August 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: Memories of My Melancholy Whores
Author(s): Gabriel Garcia Marquez
ISBN: 0141028734 / 9780141028736 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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November 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: Memories of My Melancholy Whores
Author(s): Gabriel García Márquez
ISBN: 1400095948 / 9781400095940 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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October 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: My Memories of Melancholy Whores
Author(s): Gabriel Garcia Marquez
ISBN: 0307278492 / 9780307278494 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred a. Knopf
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2006 : UK Paperback
Title: Memories of My Melancholy Whores
Author(s): Gabriel Garcia Marquez
ISBN: 009950605X / 9780099506058 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage International
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January 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: Memories of My Melancholy Whores
Author(s): Gabriel Garcia Marquez
ISBN: 0739466941 / 9780739466940 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A Knopf Inc
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Audio Editions

September 2013 : USA Audio CD
Title: Memories of My Melancholy Whores
Author(s): Gabriel Garcia Marquez
ISBN: 1482939800 / 9781482939804 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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September 2013 : USA Audio CD
Title: Memories of My Melancholy Whores
Author(s): Gabriel Garcia Marquez
ISBN: 1482939789 / 9781482939781 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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October 2013 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Memories of My Melancholy Whores
Author(s): Gabriel Garcia Marquez
ISBN: 1482939797 / 9781482939798 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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Kindle Editions

October 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Memories of My Melancholy Whores (Vintage International)
Author(s): Gabriel GarcÍA MÁRquez

Publisher: Vintage
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March 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Memories of My Melancholy Whores (Marquez 2014)
Author(s): Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Publisher: Penguin
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December 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Memories Of My Melancholy Whores
Author(s): Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Publisher: Vintage Digital
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