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Edith Grossman

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Edith Grossman, the winner of a number of translating awards, most notably the 2006 PEN Ralph Manheim Medal, is the distinguished translator of works by major Spanish-language authors, including Gabriel García Márquez, Mario Vargas Llosa, Mayra Montero, and Alvaro Mutis, as well as Carlos Fuentes. Her translation of Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quixote was published to great acclaim in 2003.

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Caracol Beach
A Novel
Written by Eliseo Alberto
Translated by Edith Grossman


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 13, 2001
Price: $13.00

Winner of the International Alfaguara Novel Prize

A thriller, a tragedy, a perfectly timed farce—Eliseo Alberto’s tale of a mad Cuban war veteran who plots his own extermination is all this more.

Beto Milanés, the night watchman at a graveyard in the Florida resort town of Caracol Beach, is a guilt-ridden Cuban war... Read more >

Destiny and Desire
A Novel
Written by Carlos Fuentes
Translated by Edith Grossman


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $13.99

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Happy Families
Fiction
Written by Carlos Fuentes
Translated by Edith Grossman


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $16.00

In these spectacular vignettes, the internationally acclaimed author Carlos Fuentes explores Tolstoy’s classic observation that “happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” In “A Family Like Any Other,” each member of the Pagán family lives in isolation, despite sharing a tiny house. In “The... Read more >
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Happy Families
Stories
Written by Carlos Fuentes
Translated by Edith Grossman


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 23, 2008
Price: $11.99

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The General in His Labyrinth

Written by Gabriel García Márquez
Translated by Edith Grossman


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 15, 2014
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

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The General in His Labyrinth

Written by Gabriel García Márquez
Translated by Edith Grossman


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 7, 2003
Price: $15.95

“Seldom has there been a more fitting match between author and subject. Mr. García Márquez wades into his flamboyant, often improbably and ultimtely tragic material with enormous gusto, heaping detail upon sensuous detail, alternating grace with horror, perfume with the stench of corruption, the elegant language of public ceremony with the... Read more >
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Living to Tell the Tale

Written by Gabriel García Márquez
Translated by Edith Grossman


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 12, 2004
Price: $14.95

No writer alive today exerts the magical appeal of Gabriel García Márquez. Now, in the long-awaited first volume of his autobiography, he tells the story of his life from his birth in 1927 to the moment in the 1950s when he proposed to his wife. The result is as spectacular as... Read more >
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Living to Tell the Tale

Written by Gabriel García Márquez
Translated by Edith Grossman


Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 4, 2003
Price: $26.95

In this long-awaited first volume of a planned trilogy, the most acclaimed and revered living Nobel laureate begins to tell us the story of his life.

Like all his work, Living to Tell the Tale is a magnificent piece of writing. It spans Gabriel García Márquez’s life from his birth in... Read more >
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Living to Tell the Tale

Written by Gabriel García Márquez
Translated by Edith Grossman


Format: eBook, 544 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 15, 2014
Price: $12.99

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Memories of My Melancholy Whores

Written by Gabriel García Márquez
Translated by Edith Grossman


Format: eBook, 128 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 15, 2014
Price: $9.99

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Memories of My Melancholy Whores

Written by Gabriel García Márquez
Translated by Edith Grossman


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 14, 2006
Price: $13.95

A New York Times Notable Book

On the eve of his ninetieth birthday a bachelor decides to give himself a wild night of love with a virgin. As is his habit–he has purchased hundreds of women–he asks a madam for her assistance. The fourteen-year-old girl who is procured for him is enchanting... Read more >
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News of a Kidnapping

Written by Gabriel García Márquez
Translated by Edith Grossman


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $15.95

In 1990, fearing extradition to the United States, Pablo Escobar – head of the Medellín drug cartel – kidnapped ten notable Colombians to use as bargaining chips. With the eye of a poet, García Márquez describes the survivors’ perilous ordeal and the bizarre drama of the negotiations for their release. He... Read more >
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News of a Kidnapping

Written by Gabriel García Márquez
Translated by Edith Grossman


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 15, 2014
Price: $11.99

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Strange Pilgrims

Written by Gabriel García Márquez
Translated by Edith Grossman


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 14, 2006
Price: $14.95

In Barcelona, an aging Brazilian prostitute trains her dog to weep at the grave she has chosen for herself. In Vienna, a woman parlays her gift for seeing the future into a fortunetelling position with a wealthy family. In Geneva, an ambulance driver and his wife take in the lonely, apparently... Read more >

Strange Pigrims

Written by Gabriel García Márquez
Translated by Edith Grossman


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 15, 2014
Price: $11.99

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Nada
A Novel
Written by Carmen Laforet
Translated by Edith Grossman
Foreword by Mario Vargas Llosa


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 12, 2008
Price: $15.00

Carmen Laforet’s NADA ranks among the most important literary works of post-Civil War Spain. Loosely based on the author’s own life, it is the story of an orphaned young woman who leaves her small town to attend university in war-ravaged Barcelona.

Residing amid genteel poverty in a mysterious house on Calle... Read more >

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Red April

Written by Santiago Roncagliolo
Translated by Edith Grossman


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $15.00

A chilling political thriller set at the end of Peru's grim war between Shining Path terrorists and a morally bankrupt government counterinsurgency.

Associate District Prosecutor Felix Chacaltana Saldivar is a by-the-book prosecutor wading through life. Two of his greatest pleasures are writing mundane reports and speaking to his long-dead mother. Everything changes... Read more >
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