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Publisher's Summary

Eyes of a Blue Dog (sp. Ojos de perro azul) is a collection of twenty-two death-themed short stories from the Colombian Nobel-winning novelist, screenwriter, and journalist, Gabriel García Márquez.

These early stories of the late Nobel Prize winner were written and published between 1947 and 1955, although, as a book, Blue Dog Eyes would not appear until 1974, when the writer had already published two other books of short stories and four novels, of which the last, One Hundred Years of Solitude, would provide him with his first great international success.

This book includes his first famous story, “Monologue of Isabel watching it rain in Macondo.” This story was the first stone of that gigantic building, as imaginary as it was real, that would end up founding the most powerful literary space of our time: Macondo. 

This edition also includes “Tubal-Cain Forges a Star,” “How Nathanael Pays a Visit,” and “A Man Arrives in the Rain.”

©1947, 1955 by Gabriel García Márquez and the heirs of Gabriel García Márquez. Translation © 1984 by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, used by permission of HarperCollins Publishers (P)2021 by Blackstone Publishing

Editorial Review

**What would you do if every night, you and a distant stranger dreamed of one another, and every morning, they forgot that dream? In the title story of this Audible-exclusive audiobook anthology of Gabriel García Márquez's short stories, such a peculiar instance is just one of the real-life struggles centered mainly in the fictional town of Macondo.
In Eyes of a Blue Dog, a man and a woman share a dream every night, exchanging the phrase "eyes of a blue dog." Though the woman desperately tries to find the man in real life, the man can never remember his previous dreams once he awakens. She scrawls the phrase everywhere she goes in conscious life, committing her entire life in the waking world to finding the man. In the dream landscape, he swears he will remember and find her, but it's hard to believe when his memory falters in reality.
Like the titular story, García Márquez's other collected stories feature everything from a dreamlike quality to a sharp focus on the harsh realities of the world. Full of unconscious desires, severe, gritty aspects of reality, and scenes from everyday life, Eyes of a Blue Dog offers the perfect way to dive into the works of Gabriel García Márquez. The passions and difficulties of daily life alike come stunningly alive in García Márquez's hands. He explores aspects of everyday life, including the emotions behind death and mourning, melding elements of magical realism with the actuality we all face.
These collected stories are brought to life for you by talented narrators Jennifer Jill Araya and Christopher Salazar, who add an artistic quality to Gabriel García Márquez's tales. Salazar in particular has plenty of experience with García Márquez, having narrated several other English translations of the Colombian writer's work. — Audible Latino Editor

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