Synopses & Reviews
"These stories are told in spare, unpretentious but picturesque prose, compassionate of human frailty, but also rich in wit and irony. The characters are all too human, alternately humorous and tragic."-- Library Journal
About the Author
Gabriel GarcÃa MÃ¡rquez was born in 1928 in the town of Aracatca, Colombia. Latin America's preeminent man of letters, he is considered by many to be one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. He began his writing career as a journalist and is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. Gabriel MÃ¡rquez was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.
Table of Contents
No one writes to the colonel. -- Big mama's funeral: Tuesday siesta. One of these days. There are no thieves in this town. Balthazar's marvelous afternoon. Montiel's widow. One day after Sunday. Artificial roses. Big mama's funeral.