The Autumn of the Patriarch

By Gabriel Garc?a M?rquez

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As the citizens of an unnamed Caribbean nation creep through dusty corridors in search of their tyrannical leader, they cannot comprehend that the frail and withered man lying dead on the floor can be the self-styled General of the Universe. Their arrogant, maniacally violent leader, known for serving 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, M?rquez has created a fantastical portrait of despotism that rings with an air of reality.

Book Title The Autumn of the Patriarch
ISBN 9780241980422
By Author(s) Gabriel Garc?a M?rquez
Publisher Penguin Books
Pages 229
Format Paperback
Dimensions 12.8cm x 1.5cm x 19.7cm
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