Gabo y Mercedes: Una despedida
Ciudad de México: Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, 2021. First Edition. Paperback. 104p., photos, wrps. New. Item #74896
Finalist of the 2021 National Book Critics Circle This is the intimate account of a great genius' last days. In March 2014, Gabriel García Márquez, probably the most beloved Spanish language writer of the 20th century, at that time elderly and ill, came down with a cold. "I do not think we'll get out of this one," Mercedes Barcha, his wife de él of over fifty years, told Rodrigo, their son de él. These pages are the most intimate and honest accounts of the last days of that genius' life. It is written with amazing meticulousness and with just the right amount of distance by an exceptional witness: Rodrigo himself.