Soft Cover. Colombia: Festival Del Libro Colombiano. Very Good.
Early reprint. Signed by García Márquez to first free leaf with his less common "GARCIAM" signature. Publisher's orange paper wrappers, lettered in white. A very good copy with toning to wrappers and text block, a touch of creasing to top right corner, light wear to extremities, otherwise still a pleasing copy signed by the author. In La Hojarasca, García Márquez introduces many plot points and characters that make appearances in his later work, including the fictional town of Macondo, the setting for this novella's plot. The story is told through a disjointed series of events, which center around the death of a widely-hated doctor in the town of Macondo and one family's promise to bury him despite protests from the other townspeople. Like many of the author's novellas and short stories, La Hojarasca serves as a precursor to what would become his most well-known novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude. This particular copy comes from the library of the author's close friend's daughter.