Gabriel García Márquez, transl. by Anne McLean
Gabriel García Márquez is the beloved author of one of the most oft-quoted books of the 20th century, One Hundred Years of Solitude, especially its first line ("Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice"). He was born in Aracataca, Colombia, in 1927 and died in Mexico City in 2014 at the age of 87; and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982. Gabriel García Márquez is also known for his novels Love in the Time of Cholera; The General in His Labyrinth; and The Autumn of the Patriarch; plus so many other titles. Fortunately for his avid fans, a manuscript was recently discovered: Until August.
With a 100,000-copy first printing, the book will be published on March 12th. Until August revolves around Ana Magdalena Bach, a woman who has been happily married for 27 years and travels every August to a Caribbean island to take a new lover for just one night.