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El coronel no tiene quien le escriba (Club Bruguera) (original 1961; edition 1980)
by Gabriel García Márquez (Author)
No One Writes to the Colonel by Gabriel García Márquez (1961)
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Cien años de soledad - El otoño del patriarca - El coronel no tiene quién le escriba by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Has the adaptation
The colonel took the top off the coffee can and saw that there was only one little spoonful left. Fridays are different. Every other day of the week, the Colonel and his ailing wife fight a constant battle against poverty and monotony, scraping together the dregs of their savings for the food and medicine that keeps them alive. But on Fridays the postman comes - and that sets a fleeting wave of hope rushing through the General's aging heart. For fifteen years he's watched the mail launch come into harbour, hoping he'll be handed an envelope containing the army pension promised to him all those years ago. Whilst he waits for the cheque, his hopes are pinned on his prize bird and the upcoming cockfighting season. But until then the bird - like the Colonel and his wife - must somehow be fed...
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)813 — Literature English (North America) American fiction
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