Finally found it, after about 6 or 7 bookstores and a few street vendors. Ojos de perro azul por Gabriel García Marquéz. It's a collection of short stories, and I skimmed the first one, La Tercera Resignación and the "title track". The first reminded me somewhat of Poe. Something about an emaciated 18-year-old dying for "the second time". I need a better Spanish-English dictionary in order to comprehend it better. My vocabulary is still too limited. The story Ojos de Perro Azul is a sensual, intimate snapshot of a man and a woman. Again, I need to improve my vocabulary before I can tell you exactly what's going on. As it is, I rejoice at the few sentences of idiomatic Spanish that I can translate perfectly without resorting to the dictionary.

Either I misunderstood the waiter, or he was mistaken. El Salvador, the street he told me the bookstores were on, was about 7 blocks north of the restaurant, not one; and I only found one bookstore there, and they didn't have it. However, the lady there told me there were more bookstores on Cinco de Mayo, another few blocks north. Turns out it was just one block north of Madero, where I met up with the young beauty yesterday. I'm beginning to learn my way around Centro. It could take years to become familiar with all of this city.

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