The Story of A Shipwrecked Sailor

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

Book - 1986
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Translated 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
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1986
ISBN: 9780394548104
Call Number: 910.4 G1645s
Characteristics: ix, 106 p. ; 22 cm


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Ok, so this one is technically Non-Fiction, but Garcia-Marquez is an award winning novelist, so it reads like Fiction!

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Sep 24, 2016

Terrific reporting, great adventure story, very good introduction.


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