An acknowledged masterpiece, this is the story of the seven generations of the Buendia family & of Macondo, the town they built. Though little more than a settlement surrounded by mountains, Macondo has it’s wars & disasters, even it’s wonders & miracles. A microcosm of Columbian life, it’s secrets lie hidden, encoded in a book. Only Aureliano Buendia can fathom it’s mysteries to reveal it’s shrouded destiny. Blending political reality with magic realism, fantasy with comic invention, One Hundred Years Of Solitude is one of the most daringly original works of the 20th century. “In every book I try to take a different path”.
Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez was a creative Colombian novelist, screenwriter & journalist, known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America. One of the most significant authors of the 20th century. Received the coveted 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature & the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature. Reality is an important theme in all of García Márquez’s works. He experimented with less traditional approaches to reality, so that “the most frightful, the most unusual things are told with the deepest expression“. Beautiful.