Memories of My Melancholy Whores

Memories of My Melancholy Whores
First edition (Colombian)
Author Gabriel García Márquez
Original title Memoria de mis putas tristes
Translator Edith Grossman
Country Colombia
Language Spanish
Publisher Editorial Norma (Colombia)
Alfred A. Knopf (US)
Publication date
Published in English
Media type Print ( Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 128
ISBN 978-1-4000-4460-3
OCLC 58431922
863/.64 22
LC Class PQ8180.17.A73 M4613 2005

Memories of My Melancholy Whores (Spanish: Memoria de mis putas tristes) is a novella by Gabriel García Márquez. The book was originally published in Spanish in 2004, with an English translation by Edith Grossman published in October 2005.


An old journalist, who has just celebrated his 90th birthday, seeks sex with a young prostitute, who is selling her virginity to help her family. Instead of sex, he discovers love for the first time in his life.

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