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  • Published: 12 March 2024
  • ISBN: 9780241686355
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $40.00

Until August


Sitting alone, overlooking the still and blue lagoon, Ana Magdalena Bach surveys the men of the hotel bar. She is happily married and has no reason to escape the world she has made with her husband and children. And yet, every August, she travels here to the island where her mother is buried, and for one night takes a new lover.

Amid sultry days and tropical downpours, lotharios and conmen, Ana journeys further each year into the hinterland of her desire, and the fear that sits quietly at her heart.

Constantly surprising and wonderfully sensual, Until August is a profound meditation on freedom, regret, and the mysteries of love, from one of the greatest writers the world has ever known.

  • Published: 12 March 2024
  • ISBN: 9780241686355
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $40.00

About the author

Gabriel Garcia Márquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born in 1927 near Aracataca, Colombia. He is the author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera, and Living to Tell the Tale, among other works of fiction and non-fiction. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. He lives in Mexico City.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born on 6 March 1927 in Aractaca, Colombia, and died on 17 April 2014 in Mexico City, aged 87.

He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982 for a body of work that includes novels, works of non-fiction and collections of short stories.

His most famous works include Leaf Storm (1955), In Evil Hour (1962), One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), The Autumn of the Patriarch(1975), Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981), Love in the Time of Cholera (1985), The General in His Labyrinth (1989), News of a Kidnapping (1996), Living to Tell the Tale (2002) and Memories of My Melancholy Whores (2004).

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Praise for Until August

No writer since Dickens was so widely read, and so deeply loved, as Gabriel García Márquez

Salman Rushdie

Few writers can be said to have written books that have changed the whole course of literature. Gabriel García Márquez did just that


One of the greatest visionary writers – and one of my favourites from the time I was young

Barack Obama

The greatest Hispanic novelist since Cervantes


An exquisite writer, wise, compassionate and extremely funny

Sunday Telegraph

A novel both sexy and disturbing... The novel’s chief concern is love, or more specifically sex – a subject Marquez always accorded the diligent, amused and unashamed attention it deserves. The lasting impression of Until August is one of deep feeling, astutely observed and beautifully conveyed

The Telegraph

All the virtues that made the best García Márquez great are also present here

Héctor Abad

The master of magic realism’s slim and inventive last novel is a tale of forbidden love in later life... Inventively enjoyable and working to its surprising, pleasing ending. I read it straight through in one sitting, then got up the next day and did it again

The Times