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Garcia Marquez's New Book

Book lovers and magical realists everywhere will be happy to hear that Gabriel Garcia Marquez is working on a new novel. Garcia Marquez's last book, Memories of My Melancholy Whores, was published in 2004. Marquez apparently took a sabbatical from writing in 2005, which he says was the first year of his life in which he didn't write a word. Now, his friend Plinio Apuelo Mendoza says Marquez is writing the new book, which is a love story, with his customary perfectionism. "He has four versions of it," Apuelo said. "He has told me now that he was trying to get the best from each of them."

December 10, 2008 1:55 AM