The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor (Vintage International) (Paperback)

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 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.

Translated by Randolf Hogan.

About the Author

Gabriel García Márquez was born in Colombia in 1927. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982. He is the author of many works of fiction and nonfiction, including One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love In The Time Cholera, The Autumn Of The Patriarch, The General In His Labyrinth, and News Of A Kidnapping. He died in 2014.

Praise For…

"A luminous narrative that rivals the most remarkable stories of man's struggles against the sea."--Philadelphia Inquirer

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679722052
ISBN-10: 067972205X
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: March 13th, 1989
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Vintage International