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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.

©1981 Gabriel García Márquez and the heirs of Gabriel García Márquez. Translation © 1982 by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

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Death that was always there

It was great, but not so great to read this craftsman again, rather listen to it, after having read it 25 years agio, while I was in JNU, as by listening it's impossible to attach one end to the another. it's best to read classics, more so the creator of magic realism that Morquez is known for!

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  • 30-12-21

Loved it!!

The narrator really brought the story to life. Excellent book. Love the author. Kudos!