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The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor - Gabriel García Márquez
The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor
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This is Marquez's account of a real-life event. In 1955, eight crew members of the destroyer Caldas, were swept into the Caribbean Sea. The sole survivor, Luis Alejandro Belasco, told the true version of the events to Marquez, causing great scandal at the time.
This is Marquez's account of a real-life event. In 1955, eight crew members of the destroyer Caldas, were swept into the Caribbean Sea. The sole survivor, Luis Alejandro Belasco, told the true version of the events to Marquez, causing great scandal at the time.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140157550 (0140157557)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 106
Edition language: English
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Amy Reads Books
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4.0 Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor
As humans we seem pretty fascinated with stories of human survival. The idea of the endurance of the human spirit has been explored in numerous films, books and television programmes. So it makes sense that Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s first work would be one that explores this very issue. The Story of ...
SJane
SJane rated it
The premise could make you think this book will be dead boring, but it's gripping and fantastic. It's wonderfully told and wonderfully imagined (and actually a true story). Read it when you think you have problems, like should you make pasta or chicken for dinner, or can you wear brown panty hose wi...
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