On the eve of his ninetieth birthday, a bachelor decides to treat himself to a night of passionate love with a young woman who has never been married.

As is his custom — he has bought several hundred different ladies — he approaches a madam and asks for her assistance.

The fourteen-year-old lady procured for him is enchanting, but she is so worn out from her job sewing buttons and caring for her younger siblings that she can do little more than sleep.


However, with this sleeping beauty at his side, he is the one to awaken to a romance he has never experienced.

Memories of My Melancholy Whores is an exquisite addition to the master’s work because it is sensitive, aware, and subtly comedic all at the same time.


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