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The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor (1955)

by Gabriel García Márquez

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Good interesting story where he is at pains not to draw attention to himself the famous writer but the tragedy that unfolded. ( )
  Gary_Power | Jul 10, 2016 |
This wondrously journalistic story about a man who conquers the sea [and lives to tell the tale] is amazing. Brutal, but somehow tremendously uplifting. ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
3 stars. This story was originally told in 14 installments for a newspaper in Columbia. There was some controversy over the story as Columbia was ran by a dictatorship at the time. The story revolves around his struggle to stay alive for 10 days with no food or water. It's really amazing and I'm thankful that he survived to tell his story. ( )
  CrystalW | Dec 15, 2015 |
3 stars. This story was originally told in 14 installments for a newspaper in Columbia. There was some controversy over the story as Columbia was ran by a dictatorship at the time. The story revolves around his struggle to stay alive for 10 days with no food or water. It's really amazing and I'm thankful that he survived to tell his story. ( )
  CrystalW | Dec 15, 2015 |
Marvelous . . . tedious . . . too agonizing to finish.
  revliz | Jan 17, 2015 |
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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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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 queens, made rich through publicity, and then spurned by the government and forgotten for all time.

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