From the hand of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garca Mrquez comes Strange Pilgrims, a collection comprised of a dozen stories (written over an eighteen-year period) that chronicle the expatriate experiences of Latin Americans transplanted in Europe. The stories in this collection convey both the sorrow and aspiration that is the embodiment of these Latin American pilgrims and their expatriate experiences. From I Only Came to Use the Phone which shows a woman accidentally admitted to an insane asylum only to discover that she cannot secure her release even after contacting her husband to Sleeping Beauty and the Airplane in which, the author speaks of a cherished memory of a beautiful, mysterious young woman seated next to him on the plane who sleeps through the entire flight eliminating the possibility of polite conversation, leaving the author with only the simple pleasure of watching her sleep.
The Nobel Prize-winning author of Love in the Time of Cholera presents a collection of twelve stories that feature an aging streetwalker and her gravesite-mourning dog, a bereaved father's journey to Rome, a paranoid husband, and more. Reprint.