Chronicle of A Death Foretold

Chronicle of A Death Foretold

eBook - 2014
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AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK!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.Gabriel García Márquez was born in Colombia in 1927. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982. He is the author of many works of fiction and nonfiction, including One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love In The Time...
Publisher: New York : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2014
ISBN: 9781101911105
Characteristics: text file
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Oct 08, 2015

At first it seems the narration is in the third person, but then there are numerous interjections indicating that its in the first person, and that it is being narrated 23 years afterwards. Although the narrator refers to their family members, one get the sense that it is not an individual person, but more like a hovering spirit. Relevant information on the murder keeps coming until the last page, maintaining the suspense. The sense of inevitability, of necessity, and of discovery somehow coincide and are made to cohere in the reader's understanding. Bewildering and intoxicating.

lalarod24 Aug 01, 2015

This book was so boring I don't know how many one found it entertaining. It takes a million years to get to the point and too much setting is being described. Not a good read. It gets good toward the end and thats the best part of the book.

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jinzhong
Jun 19, 2012

Well written. Same story told by various characters. A good portrait of a small town. Reminds me of my recent trip in Columbia. But what's the point of this little story?

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fastgirl1245 Mar 27, 2015

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