Memories of My Melancholy WhoresBook - 2006
On the eve of his ninetieth birthday a bachelor decides to give himself a wild night of love with a virgin. As is his habit-he has purchased hundreds of women-he asks a madam for her assistance. The fourteen-year-old girl who is procured for him is enchanting, but exhausted as she is from caring for siblings and her job sewing buttons, she can do little but sleep. Yet with this sleeping beauty at his side, it is he who awakens to a romance he has never known.
Tender, knowing, and slyly comic, Memories of My Melancholy Whores is an exquisite addition to the master's work.
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BostonPL_ReadersAdvisory Aug 15, 2015
"An ageing journalist requests a virgin prostitute for his 90th birthday, but instead of sex, he finds love for the first time."
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