Strange Pilgrims - Stories by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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PIn 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. PIn these twelve masterly stories about the lives of Latin Americans in Europe, Garc#237;a M#225;rquez conveys the peculiar amalgam of melancholy, tenacity, sorrow, and aspiration that is the #233;migr#233; experience.
 

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Published January 1, 1993 by Penguin Books.
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Exile and loss are the principal subjects of these 12 stories from the author of Love in the Time of Cholera , which capture with lyrical precision the emotions of disorientation and fear, coupled wit

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A note of hard-won hope enters in stories like ``Maria dos Prazeres,'' which portrays an elderly prostitute selecting her burial site, but the mood darkens again as the collection closes with ``Tramontania,'' ``Miss Forbes's Summer of Happiness,'' ``Light Is Like Water'' and ``The Trail of Your B...

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In 12 poignant stories, Garcia Marquez describes the turbulent lives of Latin Americans adrift in Europe.

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