In Evil Hour is the thrilling story of a Colombian society menaced by rumour and paranoia by the Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez, author of the One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera.
As a small South American town sweats under an oppressive heat, an unknown person creeps through the night sticking malicious posters to walls and doors. When the contents of one poster lead to a murder, everyone knows that the town is threatened by a malevolent presence - but is there anything that the mayor, the doctor or the priest can do about it?
'In Evil Hour was the book which was to inspire my own career as a novelist. I owe my writing voice to that one book!' Jim Crace
'Belongs to the very best of Márquez's work...should on no account be missed' Financial Times
'A splendid achievement' The Times
As one of the pioneers of magic realism and perhaps the most prominent voice of Latin American literature, Gabriel García Márquez has received international recognition for his novels, works of non-fiction and collections of short stories. Those published in translation by Penguin include Autumn of the Patriarch, Bon Voyage Mr. President, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Collected Stories, The General in his Labyrinth, Innocent Eréndira and Other Stories, Leaf Storm, Living to Tell the Tale, Love in the Time of Cholera, Memories of My Melancholy Whores, News of a Kidnapping, No-one Writes to the Colonel, Of Love and Other Demons, The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor and Strange Pilgrims.
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'Cesar Montero was dreaming about elephants. He'd seen them at the movies on Sunday...' Only moments later, Cesar is led away by police as they clear the crowds away from the man he has just killed. But Cesar is not the only man to be riled by the rumours being spread in his Colombian hometown - under the cover of darkness, someone creeps through the streets sticking malicious posters to walls and doors. Each night the respectable townsfolk retire to their beds fearful that they will be the subject of the following morning's lampoons. As paranoia seeps through the town and the delicate veil of tranquility begins to slip, can the perpetrator be uncovered before accusation and violence leave the inhabitants' sanity in tatters?Review:
A masterly book ( Guardian)
In Evil Hour was the book which was to inspire my own career as a novelist. I owe my writing voice to that one book! ( Jim Crace)
Belongs to the very best of Márquez's work… should on no account be missed ( Financial Times)
A splendid achievement ( The Times)
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Book Description Harpercollins, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1979. Cloth. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First American Edition. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Unused pristine stated first edition, first printing in pristine, unclipped dust jacket. Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and deckled foredge. The inside of the jacket shows an inverted ghost image of the purple printed on the front. This is not a bleed-through, but the result of stacking still wet inked jackets, and is visible on the several copies that I have seen. Although this is the first American edition, first printing, I have been told it is not the first state, because the author's name on the spine is given in full: "Gabriel Garcia Marquez." An early novel filled with strong yet hidden undercurrents, containing vivid characters who reflect the humor and pathos of everyday life. This brooding novel clearly points the way to the flowering of Garcia Marquez's genius in his later ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE. 183 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2080139638
Book Description Harper & Row, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060114142
Book Description Harper & Row. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060114142 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0011364
Book Description Harper & Row, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060114142