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Strange Pilgrims, García Márquez, Gabriel

Strange Pilgrims

Authors: García Márquez, Gabriel
Series: Vintage International
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC019000, FIC029000, FIC061000
ISBN: 9781101911136, Related ISBNs: 0394280229, 0394280474, 0517170760, 0679425667, 1101911131
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 208
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: In Barcelona, an aging Brazilian prostitute trains her dog to weep at the grave she has chosen for herself. In Vienna, a woman parlays her gift for seeing the future into a fortunetelling position with a wealthy family. In Geneva, an ambulance driver and his wife take in the lonely, apparently dying ex-President of a Caribbean country, only to discover that his political ambition is very much intact.

In these twelve masterly stories about the lives of Latin Americans in Europe, García Márquez conveys the peculiar amalgam of melancholy, tenacity, sorrow, and aspiration that is the émigré experience.

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