The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor Who Drifted on a Life Raft for Ten Days
By (author) Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor Who Drifted on a Life Raft for Ten Days by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Book DescriptionTranslated by Randolph 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."A luminous narrative that rivals the most remarkable stories of man's struggles against the sea."-- "Philadelphia Inquirer"
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780679722052
(203mm x 133mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-May-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez 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."
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