By Gabriel García Márquez, Edith Grossman
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In Barcelona, an getting older Brazilian prostitute trains her puppy to weep on the grave she has selected for herself. In Vienna, a lady parlays her present for seeing the long run right into a fortunetelling place with a prosperous relations. In Geneva, an ambulance motive force and his spouse take up the lonely, it appears demise ex-President of a Caribbean kingdom, purely to find that his political ambition is especially a lot intact.
In those twelve masterly tales concerning the lives of Latin americans in Europe, García Márquez conveys the extraordinary amalgam of depression, tenacity, sorrow, and aspiration that's the émigré event.
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Looking up she saw Gareth shaking his head angrily, and his left hand suddenly disarranged his perfectly tied cravat. "But you must eat, sweetheart ... You must keep up your strength ... And if you are good this morning, Mr. De Lakes will help you also with other things .... See what a kind and friendly man he is! He understands our problem, dear, also ... He has not been immune either ... " )) At that moment Sidney's spine froze for the youth let out a cry like that of a wild animal which feels a bullet graze its skull.
They left the room together. The perfume of the peonies had vanished, and all around them one could inhale now a kind of strong leather odor, as though the reins and the bridle and the saddle depicted in the film had been brought into the room and set down somewhere. Outside too one heard dogs barking vociferously. "He's a bit under the weather today, so that I thought we would not ask you to go upstairs, Sidney ... " He spoke to his own surprise in a kind of rude, loud, almost angry tone. "I didn't quite feel you should have to do what has to be done today.
You see he does need someone to unburden to ... And you are the one naturally he must go to . . Of course . " "But I feel, you see," he made a last attempt now to get her to understand his point and the meaning of his call, "that if he goes on working here, though he is happy, you say, in his post, it will only add to his feeling of ... " " ... " Mrs. Vaisey immediately poured him a cup of coffee on saying this and handed it to him. "To tell the truth, Mrs. " He was close to tears. "I don't suppose for a minute that Sidney thinks he will be in what you call his 'post' forever," Mrs.
Strange Pilgrims by Gabriel García Márquez, Edith Grossman