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 - 1989
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Random House, Inc.
 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.

Translated by Randolf Hogan.

Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 1989, c1986
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed
ISBN: 9780679722052
Branch Call Number: 910.91636 GAR
Characteristics: ix, 106 p. :,map ;,21 cm.


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Sep 24, 2016

Terrific reporting, great adventure story, very good introduction.

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