In 12 poignant stories, Garcia Marquez describes the turbulent lives of Latin Americans adrift in Europe.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I read this collection probably almost 10 years ago and I still remember details of many of the stories. My favorite is the one in the airplane. Read morePublished on March 24 2013 by Anon
The stories in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's book are so beautiful. He has managed to write stories about things that people go through in life but in a way that no one could describe. Read morePublished on May 16 2004 by natalie
Where is the name of the translator anywhere in this listing or the excerpted pages? Is it the great Gregory Rabassa, recipient of a lifetime achievement award from PEN? Read morePublished on June 10 2002 by Bear in the Canyon
I have a soft spot for Garcia Marquez, but really, these are unforgettable.Published on Sept. 27 2001 by Julie S.
While they are a wee bit on the light side, these stories are extremely powerful. The prose simply pulls you in, and by the end you are left exhausted. Read morePublished on April 21 2001
This is truly a book for all people of all ages, there are magical aspects of every story, which are great for childrens imaginations. Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2000