The Resource 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, Gabriel Gárcia Márquez ; translated from the Spanish by Randolph Hogan

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, Gabriel Gárcia Márquez ; translated from the Spanish by Randolph Hogan

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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
Title remainder
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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Gabriel Gárcia Márquez ; translated from the Spanish by Randolph Hogan
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  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
In 1955, eight crew members of Caldas, a Colombian destroyer, were swept overboard. Velasco alone survived, drifting on a raft for ten days without food or water. The author retells the survivor's tale of endurance, from his loneliness and thirst to his determination to survive
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910.45
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Translated from the Spanish
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non fiction
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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, Gabriel Gárcia Márquez ; translated from the Spanish by Randolph Hogan
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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, Gabriel Gárcia Márquez ; translated from the Spanish by Randolph Hogan
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  • Original Spanish ed. published: Tusquets Editores, Barcelona, 1970
  • This translation originally published: U.S.: Knopf; London: Jonathan Cape, 1986
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ix, 106 p.
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9780141032443
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  • 509456

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