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The Eagle's Throne
A Novel
Written by Carlos Fuentes
Translated by Kristina Cordero


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: March 13, 2007
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7255-9 (0-8129-7255-4)

Set in the near future, at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, Mexico’s idealistic president has dared to vote against the U.S. occupation of Colombia and Washington’s refusal to pay OPEC prices for oil. Retaliation is swift. Concocting a “glitch” in a Florida satellite, America’s president cuts Mexico’s communications... Read more >
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The Vintage Book of Latin American Stories

Edited by Carlos Fuentes and Julio Ortega


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 5, 2000
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-77551-5 (0-679-77551-X)

In The Vintage Book of Latin American Stories, Julio Ortega and Carlos Fuentes present the most compelling short fiction from Mexico to Chile. Surreal, poetic, naturalistic, urbane, peasant-born: All styles intersect and play, often within a single piece. There is "The Handsomest Drown Man in the World," the García Márquez fable... Read more >

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Doña Bárbara

Written by Rómulo Gallegos


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: September 2, 2008
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47230-4 (0-307-47230-2)

Publicada por primera vez en 1929, este clásico de la literatura venezolana y latinoamericana narra el apasionado triángulo amoroso entre Santos Luzardo, doña Bárbara y su hija, Marisela.

Cuando el abogado Santos Luzardo vuelve a Los Llanos de Apure para reclamar las tierras de su familia, descubre que éstas están en... Read more >
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Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Written by Gabriel García Márquez
Translated by Gregory Rabassa


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 7, 2003
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3471-0 (1-4000-3471-X)

“Exquisitely harrowing. . . . Very strange and brilliantly conceived. . . . A sort of metaphysical murder mystery. . . . The murder will stand among the innumerable murders of modern literature as one of the best and most powerfully rendered.” —The New York Times Book Review

A man returns to... Read more >
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Clandestine in Chile
The Adventures of Miguel Littin
Preface by Francisco Goldman
Translated by Asa Zatz


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-59017-340-4 (1-59017-340-6)

In 1973, the portly, dark-haired, bearded film director Miguel Littín fled Chile after a U.S.-supported military coup toppled the democratically elected Socialist government of Salvador Allende, replacing it with the rule of General Augusto Pinochet. Pinochet’s cruel reign was to last some seventeen years, during which Chile was turned into a... Read more >

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Crónica de una muerte anunciada

Written by Gabriel García Márquez


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: October 14, 2003
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3495-6 (1-4000-3495-7)

“This investigation of an ancient murder takes on the quality of a hallucinatory exploration, a deep groping search into the gathering darkness of human intentions for a truth that continually slithers away.” —New York Review of Books

A spectacular wedding, a sudden scandal, a (perhaps reluctant) murder to which an entire town... Read more >
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Doce cuentos peregrinos

Written by Gabriel García Márquez


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: November 14, 2006
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3494-9 (1-4000-3494-9)

En Barcelona, una prostituta que va entrando en la vejez entrena su perro a llorar ante la tumba que ha escogido para sí misma. En Viena, una mujer se vale de su don de ver el futuro para convertirse en la adivina de una familia rica. En Ginebra, el conductor de... Read more >
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El general en su laberinto

Written by Gabriel García Márquez


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: October 14, 2003
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3496-3 (1-4000-3496-5)

“Seldom has there been a more fitting match between author and subject. Mr. Garcia Marquez wades into his flamboyant, often improbably and ultimately 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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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
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3470-3 (1-4000-3470-1)

“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 >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The General in His Labyrinth

Written by Gabriel García Márquez


Format: Hardcover, 248 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 26, 2004
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4333-0 (1-4000-4333-6)

General Simon Bolivar, “the Liberator” of five South American countries, takes a last melancholy journey down the Magdalena River, revisiting cities along its shores, and reliving the triumphs, passions, and betrayals of his life. Infinitely charming, prodigiously successful in love, war and politics, he still dances with such enthusiasm and skill... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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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
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3454-3 (1-4000-3454-X)

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 >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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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
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4134-3 (1-4000-4134-1)

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 >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Love in the Time of Cholera

Written by Gabriel García Márquez


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 5, 2007
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38973-2 (0-307-38973-1)

In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs--yet he reserves his heart for Fermina... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a hardcover.

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Memoria de mis putas tristes

Written by Gabriel García Márquez


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: October 19, 2004
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9580-3 (1-4000-9580-8)

An elderly journalist decides to celebrate his 90th year in a grand way, giving himself a present that will make him feel like he’s still alive: a young virgin. In the brothel of a picturesque town, the moment comes where he sees the girl from the back, completely naked, and his... Read more >
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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
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9594-0 (1-4000-9594-8)

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
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3493-2 (1-4000-3493-0)

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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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Noticia de un secuestro

Written by Gabriel García Márquez


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: July 12, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3498-7 (1-4000-3498-1)

La crónica de un secuestro real magistralmente retratado por Gabriel García Márquez.

En 1990, temiendo la extradición a Estados Unidos, Pablo Escobar —cabecilla del cartel de Medellín— secuestroì a diez conocidos colombianos para usarlos como moneda de cambio. Con el ojo de un poeta, Gabriel García Márquez describe la peligrosa prueba de... Read more >
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Of Love and Other Demons

Written by Gabriel García Márquez


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 10, 2008
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3492-5 (1-4000-3492-2)

On her twelfth birthday, Sierva Maria – the only child of a decaying noble family in an eighteenth-century South American seaport – is bitten by a rabid dog. Believed to be possessed, she is brought to a convent for observation. And into her cell stumbles Father Cayetano Delaura, who has already... Read more >
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The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor

Written by Gabriel García Márquez
Translated by Randolf Hogan


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 13, 1989
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72205-2 (0-679-72205-X)

In 1955, García Marquez was working for El Espectador, a newspaper in Bogota, when in February of that year eight crew members of the Caldas, a Colombian destroyer, were washed overboard and disappeared. Ten days later one of them turned up, barely alive, on a deserted beach in northern Colombia. This... Read more >

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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
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3469-7 (1-4000-3469-8)

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 >
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Vivir para contarla

Written by Gabriel García Márquez


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: November 4, 2003
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3453-6 (1-4000-3453-1)

Pocos libros han despertado tanta expectación en todo el mundo como la autobiografía de Gabriel García Márquez, autor de Cien años de soledad y ganador del Premio Nobel de Literatura. En sus memorias, García Márquez nos habla de su infancia y primera juventud en Colombia, ofreciéndonos una crónica de los años... Read more >
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Yo no vengo a decir un discurso

Written by Gabriel García Márquez


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: November 9, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74345-9 (0-307-74345-4)

“¿Qué hago yo encaramado en esta percha de honor, yo que siempre he considerado los discursos como el más terrorífico de los compromisos humanos?” —Gabriel García Márquez

Los textos que Gabriel García Márquez ha reunido en este libro fueron escritos por el autor con la intención de ser leídos por él mismo... Read more >
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Bordering Fires
The Vintage Book of Contemporary Mexican and Chicana and Chicano Literature
Written by Cristina García


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7718-2 (1-4000-7718-4)

As the descendants of Mexican immigrants have settled throughout the United States, a great literature has emerged, but its correspondances with the literature of Mexico have gone largely unobserved. In Bordering Fires, the first anthology to combine writing from both sides of the Mexican-U.S. border, Cristina García presents a richly diverse... Read more >

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Cubanisimo!
The Vintage Book of Contemporary Cuban Literature
Edited by Cristina García


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 22, 2003
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72137-0 (0-385-72137-4)

For Cubans, there is nothing more fundamental than music, says Cristina García. No matter what their political persuasion, whether they live in Havana or New York, Miami or Mexico city, Cubans share a sense of their identity through a music that is known throughout the world. Cuban literature is as distinctive... Read more >

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Voces sin fronteras
Antologia Vintage Espanol de literatura mexicana y chicana contemporánea
Written by Cristina García


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7719-9 (1-4000-7719-2)

As the daughters and sons and grandchildren of Mexican immigrants spread through the United States, more and more of the country is acquiring a Spanish accent. And in Mexico there are very few families that don't have connections en el otro ladro, on the other side. The collisions and cross fertilization... Read more >
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