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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.
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 1989, c1986
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed
ISBN: 9780679722052
067972205X
Branch Call Number: 910.9163 G216s 1989
Characteristics: ix, 106 p. ;,20 cm

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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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