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Dreams for Hire

Gabriel García Márquez

‘At nine o'clock in the morning, while we were having breakfast on the terrace of the Hotel Riviera in Havana, a terrifying wave appeared out of nowhere–the day was sunny and calm–and came crashing upon us.‘

Translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor

At nine o’clock in the morning, while we were having breakfast on the terrace of the Hotel Riviera in Havana, a terrifying wave appeared out of nowhere–the day was sunny and calm–and came crashing upon us. It lifted the cars that had been passing along the sea front, as well as several others …


Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez was born in Colombia in 1928. On graduating from the National University of Bogota he started his career as a journalist. He has written three collections of short stories and several novels including One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. In 1982 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Translated by Nick Caistor

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