Santiago Nasar is brutally murdered in a small town by two brothers. All the townspeople knew it was going to happen - including the victim. But nobody did anything to prevent the killing. Twenty seven years later, a man arrives in town to try and piece together the truth from the contradictory testimonies of the townsfolk.
'On the day they were going to kill him, Santiago Nasar got up at five-thirty in the morning to wait for the boat the bishop was coming on' Santiago Nasar is brutally murdered by two brothers in a small town. All the townspeople knew it was going to happen - including the victim. But nobody did anything to prevent the killing. Twenty-seven years later, a man arrives in town to try and piece together the truth from the contradictory testimonies of the townsfolk. To at last understand what happened to Santiago, and why . . . 'A work of high explosiveness - the proper stuff of Nobel prizes. An exceptional novel that shows how a whole community is to blame for a murder which is dressed up as an affair of honour.' The Times 'A tour de force of moral and emotional complexity.' Angela Carter, Guardian 'A masterpiece.'Evening Standard
Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born on 6 March 1927 in Aractaca, Colombia, and died on 17 April 2014 in Mexico City, aged 87.
He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982 for a body of work that includes novels, works of non-fiction and collections of short stories.
His most famous works include Leaf Storm (1955), In Evil Hour (1962), One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), The Autumn of the Patriarch(1975), Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981), Love in the Time of Cholera (1985), The General in His Labyrinth (1989), News of a Kidnapping (1996), Living to Tell the Tale (2002) and Memories of My Melancholy Whores (2004).
'Marquez writes in this lyrical, magical language that no-one else can do.' Salman Rushdie
'Marquez is a retailer of wonders.' Sunday Times
'An exquisite writer, wise, compassionate and extremely funny.' Sunday Telegraph
'An imaginative writer of genius.' Guardian
'The stories are rich and startling, confident and eloquent. They are magical.' John Updike
'One of this century's most evocative writers.' Anne Tyler<
A masterpiece Evening Standard A work of high explosiveness - the proper stuff of Nobel prizes. An exceptional novel. The Times
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