A beautifully packaged edition of one of García Márquez's most beloved novels, with never-before-seen color illustrations by the Chilean artist Luisa Rivera and an interior design created by the author's son, Gonzalo García Barcha.
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. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he will do so again.
About the Author
Gabriel García Márquez, was born in Colombia in 1927, and considered one of the most important and influential figures in international literature. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, his major works include One Hundred Years of Solitude, Of Love and Other Demons, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, and The General in His Labyrinth, among other works of fiction and nonfiction. He passed away in 2014.
LUISA RIVERA is an artist and illustrator originally from Santiago, Chile. The recipient of a Fulbright scholarship, she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She now lives in London.
“A love story of astonishing power and delicious comedy . . . humane, richly comic, almost unbearably touching and altogether extraordinary.” —Newsweek
“A rich, commodious novel whose narrative power is matched only by its generosity of vision.” —The New York Times
“Revolutionary in daring to suggest that vows of love made under a presumption of immortality--youthful idiocy, to some--may yet be honored, much later in life when we ought to know better, in the face of the undeniable. . . . A shining and heartbreaking book.” —Thomas Pynchon, The New York Times Book Review