One Hundred Years Of Solitude

By Gabriel García Márquez

‘It rained for four years, eleven months, and two days.’ Thus Gabriel Garcia Marquez matter-of-factly begins one chapter of One Hundred Years of Solitude throwing open the shutters of our imagination. Delivered without hesitation or explanation, this simple sentence alerts us that we are in a world we know and yet don’t know, reminding us that the laws of gravity may prevail on eart, but needn’t in the novel.
~ Amor Towles

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Publish Date: 1967

An epic tale which spans a hundred years of tumult and unrest in Latin America, One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the Buendía family, whose patriarch built the once flourishing city of Macondo, now dilapidated and in ruins. The progressive decline of the city is mirrored by the increasing depravity which spreads within the family across seven generations, until a hurrican erases any trace of Macondo from this world.