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Strange pilgrims

By: Marquez, Gabriel Garcia

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0241968658 / 9780241968659
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United Kingdom
20 cm xiii, 188 pages
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Reprint. This translation originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 1993.

Strange Pilgrims is a collection of unforgettable stories about distinctive South American individuals in Europe from the Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. 'The first thing Senora Prudencia Linero noticed when she reached the port of Naples was that it had the same smell as the port of Riohacha'The twelve stories here tell of Latin Americans adrift in Europe: a bereaved father in Rome for an audience with the Pope carries a box shaped like a cello case; an aging streetwalker waits for death in Barcelona with a dog trained to weep at her grave; a panic-stricken husband takes his wife to a Parisian hospital to treat a cut and never sees her again.

Combining terror and nostalgia, surreal comedy and the poetry of the commonplace, Strange Pilgrims is a triumph of storytelling by our most brilliant writer. 'Celebratory and full of strange relish at life's oddness, the stories draw their strength from Marquez's generous feel for character, good and bad, boorish and innocent' William Boyd'The most important writer of fiction in any language' Bill Clinton'Often touching, often funny, always unexpected, the experience is as enriching as travel itself' New Statesman


FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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