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Strange Pilgrims - Gabriel García Márquez
Strange Pilgrims
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781400034697 (1400034698)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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Elena
Elena rated it
Garcia Marquez is this kind of writer:And I prefer this kind of writing:Doesn't mean he's bad. Icky, sure. Not bad.
Simcha-Sophie
Simcha-Sophie rated it
3.0 Strange Pilgrims
I was torn between giving this two and three stars. The writing is, not surprisingly, seamless and makes the book easy to read. Not as much magical realism as I'd expected. Better than "100 Years of Solitude," which I did not care for.I think the last story is the most powerful; there is more charac...
riley
riley rated it
4.0 Strange Pilgrims
“Bon Voyage, Mr. President” [8]; “The Saint” [7]; “Sleeping Beauty and the Airplane” [8]; “I Sell My Dreams” [7]; “”I Only Came to Use the Phone”” [10]; “The Ghosts of August” [8]; “Maria dos Prazeres” [8]; “Seventeen Poisoned Englishmen” [9]; “Tramontana” [8]; “Miss Forbes's Summer of Happiness” [8...
guiltlessreader
guiltlessreader rated it
More reviews here: http://www.guiltlessreading.blogspot.comThis is a fantastic book! If you aren't quite ready to plunge into Garcia Marquez's full length books, this one will give you a feel for how he writes. Despite some of these stories being only a few pages long, the stories will stay with you...
Lost in the Stacks
Lost in the Stacks rated it
5.0
My favorite collection of short stories.
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