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Thursday, April 4, 2024

Until August- A Novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez - first published 2004 - translated by Anne McLean

Gabriel  Garcia Marquez  won the Nobel Prize in 1982. Among his most famous works are One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera

Until August tells the story of Ana Magdalena Bach, a 46-year-old woman who leads a seemingly happy life with her husband and children. However, every year on August 16th, she travels to the island where her mother is buried and indulges in a one-night stand with a different man.

The novel explores themes of female desire, marital routine, and the search for meaning in life. It is a relatively short work, but it has been praised for its evocative prose and its complex portrayal of its central character. 

Until August" was originally intended to be a collection of four stories.
Márquez reportedly began working on the novel as early as 1997.


1 comment:

Buried In Print said...

What an interesting cover, with that single band of colour disrupting the B&W image!