Until August (Hardback)
  • Until August (Hardback)
  • Until August (Hardback)
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Until August (Hardback)

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Hardback 144 Pages
Published: 12/03/2024
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Waterstones Says

Finally published, this great final novel from the titan of Latin American fiction is a masterful dissection of sensuality, desire and regret that centres on a married woman who takes a new lover on one day every year.

Sitting alone, overlooking the still and blue lagoon, Ana Magdalena Bach surveys the men of the hotel bar. She is happily married and has no reason to escape the world she has made with her husband and child. And yet, every August, she travels here to the island where her mother is buried, and for one night takes a new lover.

Amid sultry days and tropical downpours, lotharios and conmen, Ana journeys further each year into the hinterland of her desire, and the fear that sits quietly at her heart.

Constantly surprising and wonderfully sensual, Until August is a profound meditation on freedom, regret, and the mysteries of love, from one of the greatest writers the world has ever known.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241686355
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 227 g
Dimensions: 204 x 135 x 15 mm


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No writer since Dickens was so widely read, and so deeply loved, as Gabriel García Márquez - Salman Rushdie

Few writers can be said to have written books that have changed the whole course of literature. Gabriel García Márquez did just that - Guardian

One of the greatest visionary writers – and one of my favourites from the time I was young - Barack Obama

The greatest Hispanic novelist since Cervantes - Independent

An exquisite writer, wise, compassionate and extremely funny - Sunday Telegraph

A novel both sexy and disturbing... The novel’s chief concern is love, or more specifically sex – a subject Marquez always accorded the diligent, amused and unashamed attention it deserves. The lasting impression of Until August is one of deep feeling, astutely observed and beautifully conveyed - The Telegraph

The master of magic realism’s slim and inventive last novel is a tale of forbidden love in later life... Inventively enjoyable and working to its surprising, pleasing ending. I read it straight through in one sitting, then got up the next day and did it again - The Times

All the virtues that made the best García Márquez great are also present here - Héctor Abad

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“Melancholic and bitter sweet!”

A new novel from the great writer Gabriel García Márquez felt like a Christmas gift!
We have just received a copy of the book from the publisher today and I’ve read it as soon as I was off work.
If you love Gabo’s... More

Hardback edition
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“Great Read!”

Only a short read but simply brilliant writing!
Absolutely recommended.

Hardback edition
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“Not his best, but still good.”

have to say I loved the novels of Marquez, but I don't think this is up to his usual standard. To me it is a bit rushed, still better than 80% of writers but not up yo his very high standard. Would I recommend...

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