Unpublished novel by Gabriel García Márquez is the best-selling fiction book in Mexico – El Sol de México

With 35 thousand copies sold within a month of its launch, the unpublished novel of Gabriel Garcia Marquez “See you in August” reached first place in Mexico book sales fictional. This was announced by directors of Planeta Publishing Groupduring the presentation of theaudiobook of the posthumous work of the Colombian writer.

“It has been a long time since there was a book written in Spanish literature that occupied the first sales places in the country. Normally non-fiction in recent years is what tops the best-seller lists, but Gabo I get to say ‘the literature she’s the Queen’. So we are very happy, it has been an extraordinary reception,” said Carmina Rufrancos, literary director of Planeta.

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The presentation took place in the same house where the Nobel Prize for Literature He conceived his masterpiece between 1965 and 1966, “One Hundred Years of Solitude”, in Lomas de San Ángel Inn., in Mexico City. The actor José María de Tavira, who voices the audiobook version, read aloud the first pages of the novel.

“He book Digital has worked very well and is remaining in the top sales places. They are completely different formats that go to different audiences. So, just what we want to do, having all the formats, physical, digital and audiobook, is that all people can have access to everything,” added Norma Rufrancos, digital manager of the publishing house.

José María de Tavira highlighted the format of the audiobook due to its versatility of consumption, as well as the fact that the magnitude of the work adapts well to the requirements of the product, lasting just over two hours.

“I would not at all describe myself as a passionate reader of GaboHowever, this novel It is wonderful, an incredible experience, because what I was able to experience through reading It was having contact with an old master, already in his last years, giving the most elegant strokes that his entire career and experience can give, but at the same time seeing him stumble a little, like an old actor on stage. It was very beautiful to experience that, the old master in his last work,” said De Tavira.

In relation to this, Carmina Rufrancos assured that “See you in August” is the last and definitive work of Gabriel Garcia Marquezwhich was found in the personal file of the writer which currently belongs to the Harry Ransom Center Archive, at the University of Texas. However, he declared to this newspaper that there is still biographical material to be discovered about the author of “Chronicle of a Death Foretold.”

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“There are materials, but the literary agencyCarmen Balcells (the deceased literary agent), and Gonzalo and Rodrigo García (sons of the writer) are the ones who have the say in the sense of giving the green light to what materials are made public,” said the editorwho assured that at the moment there is no project in this regard.

After the presentation of the bookthe director of the One Hundred Years of Solitude Study House, Geney Beltrán, reported that on April 15, at 6:00 p.m., the venue will offer the talk “Present and Future of Garcia Marquez”, by journalist Jaime Abello Banfi, director of the Gabo Foundation, who will talk, among other topics, about the impact of “In August See You” within the literary universe of the Colombian writer.

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