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THE STORY OF A SHIPWRECKED SAILOR Who Drifted on a Life Raft for Ten Days Without Food or Water, Was Proclaimed a National Hero, Kissed by Beauty Q

Garcia Marquez, Gabriel; Hogan, Randolph (translator)

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ISBN 10: 0394548108 / ISBN 13: 9780394548104
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1986
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Title: THE STORY OF A SHIPWRECKED SAILOR Who ...

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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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.

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