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Mystery without End

Gabriel García Márquez

Translated by Margaret Jull Costa

‘In a city where everyone knows everyone else and where there are secret agents everywhere - from the military, the police and the security forces - it's hard to believe that he was not found out.’

Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez (1927–2014) was a Colombian writer and the author of over twenty works of fiction and non-fiction, including One Hundred Years of Solitude, Chronicle of a Death Foretold and Love in the Time of Cholera. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982 and his Nobel Prize lecture, ‘The Solitude of Latin America’, was featured in Granta.

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Translated by Margaret Jull Costa

Margaret Jull Costa has translated many Portuguese, Spanish and Latin American writers, among them Javier Marías, Bernardo Atxaga, Fernando Pessoa and José Saramago. In 2008, as first of a new Dedalus Euro Shorts series, she made the first-ever English translation of Julián Ayesta's Helena, or The Sea in Summer.

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