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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The Story of A Shipwrecked Sailor

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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.
Authors: García Márquez, Gabriel, 1927-2014
Title: 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
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 1989, c1986
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed
Characteristics: ix, 106 p. ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Gabriel García Márquez ; translated from the Spanish by Randolph Hogan
Notes: This translation originally published: New York : Knopf, 1986
Translation of: Relato de un náufrago
ISBN: 9780679722052
Branch Call Number: 910.9163 G216s 1989
Subject Headings: Shipwreck survival Velasco, Luis Alejandro
Topical Term: Shipwreck survival
LCCN: 86046175
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The journalistic narrative of Luis Valesco who survived 10 days at sea, experiencing harsh weather, shark encounters, hallucinations, and despair, as well as moments of poetic connection.

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