• The Autumn Of The Patriarch

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    • Category : AWARD WINNERS
    • ISBN Code: 9780241968635
    • Format : Paperback
    • By (Author): Marquez,Gabriel Garcia
    • Publisher: Viking Uk
    • Published Date: 06 Mar 2014


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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, explores the loneliness of power in Autumn of the Patriarch.

'Over the weekend the vultures got into the presidential palace by pecking through the screens on the balcony windows and the flapping of their wings stirred up the stagnant time inside'

As the citizens of an unnamed Caribbean nationcreep through dusty corridors in search of theirtyrannical leader, they cannot comprehend that thefrail and withered man lying dead on the floor canbe the self-styled General of the Universe. Their arrogant, manically violent leader, known forserving up traitors to dinner guests and drowning young children at sea, can surely not die the humiliating death of a mere mortal?

Tracing the demands of a man whose egocentric excesses mask the loneliness of isolation and whose lies have become so ingrained that they are indistinguishable from truth, Marquez has created a fantastical portrait of despotism that rings with an air of reality.


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