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Chronicle of a Death Foretold

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ISBN13: 9781400034710
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A man returns to the town where a baffling murder took place 27 years earlier, determined to get to the bottom of the story. Just hours after marrying the beautiful Angela Vicario, everyone agrees, Bayardo San Roman returned his bride in disgrace to her parents. Her distraught family forced her to name her first lover; and her twin brothers announced their intention to murder Santiago Nasar for dishonoring their sister.

Yet if everyone knew the murder was going to happen, why did no one intervene to stop it? The more that is learned, the less is understood, and as the story races to its inexplicable conclusion, an entire society — not just a pair of murderers — is put on trial.

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"Exquisitely harrowing...very strange and brilliantly conceived...a sort of metaphysical murder mystery." The New York Times Book Review

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"This investigation of an ancient murder takes on the quality of a hallucinatory exploration, a deep, groping search into the gathering darkness of human intentions for a truth that continually slithers away." The New York Review of Books

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"As pungent and memorable as a sharp spice, an examination of the nature of complicity and fate...an exquisite performance." The Christian Science Monitor

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"A writer of supernal gifts....It is always a pleasure to be transported to Garcia Márquez's remote and mystical region, to spend a few hours in the grip of an enchanting storyteller." Chicago Tribune

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"Richly sardonic....One could not find more vivid caricature of that lethal blend of machismo, braggadocio, and hypertrophic sense of honor that sullies South American society." John Fowles

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"Brilliant....A small masterpiece...we can almost see, smell and hear Garcia Marquez's Caribbean backwater and its inhabitants." San Francisco Chronicle

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Gabriel García Márquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. He lives in Mexico City.

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CorreLola, September 25, 2007 (view all comments by CorreLola)
Although One Hundred Years of Solitude is widely considered to be Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s masterpiece, Chronicle of a Death Foretold is a particularly skillfully crafted novel. From the moment we know how and where Santiago Nasar dies at the beginning of the novel, it is impossible not to want to know the rest of the story – how could an entire town know that a man is about to be ruthlessly murdered without making a move to prevent his death? The moral questions are there, but so is Garcia Marquez’s mesmerizing and gripping storytelling, filled with visceral detail.
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James Grout, February 9, 2007 (view all comments by James Grout)
An intriguing critique of a small South American town and the traditional values it attempts in vain to uphold
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nisha patel, August 27, 2006 (view all comments by nisha patel)
its n awesum romantic-suspense-thriller dat grips da readers till end
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400034710
Translator:
Rabassa, Gregory
Publisher:
Vintage
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Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
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Murder
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Death
Subject:
Revenge
Subject:
Colombia
Subject:
Honor
Subject:
Domestic fiction
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Literature-A to Z
Subject:
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Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
167
Publication Date:
20031007
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.00x5.24x.35 in. .28 lbs.

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Product details 128 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9781400034710 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Exquisitely harrowing...very strange and brilliantly conceived...a sort of metaphysical murder mystery."
"Review" by , "This investigation of an ancient murder takes on the quality of a hallucinatory exploration, a deep, groping search into the gathering darkness of human intentions for a truth that continually slithers away."
"Review" by , "As pungent and memorable as a sharp spice, an examination of the nature of complicity and fate...an exquisite performance."
"Review" by , "A writer of supernal gifts....It is always a pleasure to be transported to Garcia Márquez's remote and mystical region, to spend a few hours in the grip of an enchanting storyteller."
"Review" by , "Richly sardonic....One could not find more vivid caricature of that lethal blend of machismo, braggadocio, and hypertrophic sense of honor that sullies South American society."
"Review" by , "Brilliant....A small masterpiece...we can almost see, smell and hear Garcia Marquez's Caribbean backwater and its inhabitants."
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