New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993.
First American Edition, 1st Printing. Hardcover. First American Edition. 8 1/4" X 5 1/2". xiii, 188pp. Book presents nicely with unclipped dust jacket encased in protective archival sleeve. Very mild shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of jacket. Red cloth over boards with spine lettered in gilt. Light fading to edges of boards. Remainder mark to bottom edge of text block. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
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.(Publisher). Very good + / Very good +. Item #8448