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Translated by Randolf Hogan. In 1955, Garcia Marquez was working for El Espectador, a newspaper in Bogota, when in February of that year eight crew members of the Caldas, a Colombian destroyer, were washed overboard and disappeared. Ten days later one of them turned up, barely alive, on a deserted beach in northern Colombia. This book, which originally appeared as a series of newspaper articles, is Garcia Marquez's account of that sailor's ordeal.
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1927- ) was born in Aracataca, Colombia. His most recent book, Memories of My Melancholy Whores, is his first new novel to be published in a decade and is available in paperback from Penguin from August 2007. He is the author of several novels and collections of short stories, including Leaf Storm (1955); One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967); The Autumn of the Patriarch (1975); Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981) and The General in His Labyrinth (1989). He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.Language Notes:
Text: English, Spanish (translation)
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Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. Condition: Brand New. New. Seller Inventory # DH29pg1606to1905-28654
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0394548108
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0394548108