Memories of My Melancholy Whores - Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1 Summary

Memories of My Melancholy Whores is an erotic novel of nostalgia by famed writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The unnamed narrator has just turned ninety and has decided to give himself the gift of a night with a virgin. However, after ninety years of never knowing the sweetness of love, the narrator does not anticipate falling in love with his young companion. The narrator finds himself obsessed with this young woman despite the fact that they never share a conversation and never consummate their intimate relationship. Memories of My Melancholy Whores is a novel of personal growth, of facing one's mortality, and discovering love for the first time.

The unnamed narrator is a journalist who continues to work at the age of ninety writing a Sunday column for the newspaper. The narrator has worked for the newspaper since it opened and has remained in...

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