Set in La Paz, Bolivia, Memories is narrated by an old man who has spent his life paying for love. By age 50 he has slept with 514 prostitutes. To celebrate his 90th birthday, he calls up an old and trusted madam, asking her to procure a virgin. She haggles, sets a price and finds a 14-year-old girl.
After a lifetime of sex without affection, something blooms within his heart as he watches the alluring and exhausted child sleep. He experiences joy, jealousy, fantasy and love. Moreover, he reflects on past infatuations and liaisons.
Memories of My Melancholy Whores is a novella by Gabriel García Márquez.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
- A tender and slyly comic journey.
- A charming little trip.