'The first thing Seora Prudencia Linero noticed when she reached to port of Naples was that it had the same smell as the port of Riohacha' Their distant, nostalgic memories of home, their sense of anonymity in a foreign land, the terifying pang of vulnerability they feel as they step over the threshold into an alien world... Mrquez's strange pilgrims - the agine prostitute preparing for death by teaching her dog to weep at her grave, the panicked husband scared for the life of his injured wife, the old man who allows his mind to wander on a long-haul flight from paris - experience with all his humour, warmth and colou what it is to be Latin American adrift in Europe or, indeed, any outsider living far from home.
Filled with greedy joys, with small pleasures, polished like apples against a sleeve Observer Often touching, often funny, always unexpected, the experience is as enriching as travel itself New Statesman 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
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: April 2008
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.143