The sons of Gabriel García Márquez published his novel posthumously

The sons of Gabriel García Márquez published his novel posthumously


Copies of the novel “Until August” have already been shown at an exhibition in Bogotá, Colombia.

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To the birthday of the Colombian prose writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez his sons Rodrigo and Gonzalo Garcia published his unfinished novel “Until August”, informs CNN.

It happened on Wednesday, March 6, when the writer could have turned 97 years old. As Marquez’s sons admitted in the preamble to the publication, they “betrayed their father” – he did not want to publish the text and before his death asked for it to be destroyed.

Gabriel García Márquez worked on the novel for several years until he began to suffer from dementia. After his death in 2014, five drafts remained in his personal archive at the University of Texas, which were stored there for some time. After reviewing the manuscripts, the writer’s family decided that the manuscript conveys his spirit and shows a unique style.

Gonzalo and Rodrigo García, as well as Marquez's wife Mercedes at the writer's memorial ceremony.

Gonzalo and Rodrigo García, as well as Marquez’s wife Mercedes at the writer’s memorial ceremony.

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It is not as polished as his best books. But, as we say in the prologue, it certainly has many of (his) outstanding characteristics: beautiful prose, insight into human essence, power of description“, said Rodrigo Garcia.

The posthumous novel appeared thanks to the refinement of the publisher and literary agent Cristobal Perawho edited García Márquez’s last two books published during his lifetime.

The sons of García Márquez confirmed that there are no other unfinished novels left in the writer’s archives.

All of Gabo’s work is now available to his readers“, Gonzalo Garcia said.

The events of the novel “Until August” take place in an unknown place in the Caribbean. The main character, Ana Magdalena Bach, goes on her annual trip to the island where her mother is buried. While there, she always takes a “new lover for one night”.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez – a Colombian journalist, prose writer, as well as a laureate of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. Among his most notable novels are “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and “Love in the Time of Cholera”.

The last novel of the writer “Notebook with my sad whores” was published in 2011, three years before his death.


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