Doce cuentos peregrinos by Gabriel García Márquez
By Gabriel García Márquez
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En Barcelona, una prostituta que va entrando en l. a. vejez entrena su perro a llorar ante l. a. tumba que ha escogido para sí misma. En Viena, una mujer se vale de su don de ver el futuro para convertirse en l. a. adivina de una familia rica. En Ginebra, el conductor de una ambulancia y su esposa acogen al abandonado y aparentemente moribundo ex presidente de un país caribeño, sólo para descubrir que sus ambiciones políticas siguen intactas.
En estos doce relatos magistrales acerca de las vidas de latinoamericanos en Europa, García Márquez logra transmitir l. a. amalgama de melancolía, tenacidad, pena y ambición que forma l. a. experiencia del emigrante.
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Amy Gershwin’s purple bra is around her waist, like a belt, as she crawls toward them. Across the room, three cheerleaders corner another cheerleader and swipe at her with their long, manicured nails. Scratches mark both her cheeks. I stumble forward and see Danny. He’s lying half underneath a table, kissing Hannah Davis, who turns and kisses Daria Wisniewski. None of them is very dressed. Hannah is wearing Wonder Woman underpants. There’s a part of me that figures Danny deserves whatever happens to him at that point.
I’m sure I stink of vodka and I bet that my eyes are glassy. Any advisor gets a whiff of me and I’m going to get hauled out of here. “Look,” Xavier says, leaning close to me, and I’m startled to hear him speak English. “The rest of them probably don’t care what happens to you, but I want to make sure you understand. That stuff in the vial is an antidote. ” I ask. He laughs. “No way. Look around. People are drinking water and soda and energy drinks. No one drinks punch out of a central punch bowl anymore.