Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez

As the two Vicario brothers, somewhat reluctantly, avenge the honor of their deflowered sister, an entire town is drawn into this strange drama revolving solely around the murder of a well-to-do Arab. Knowing that a certain Santiago Nasar will soon no longer be of this world, the plot unfolds as several key members of the town become aware that Santiago will soon find his demise, and all due to a liaison that is never proven and still remains a mystery to the end. Mixed with religious connotations throughout and a pattern of direct, suggestive language, Marquez demonstrates his ability to control the plot, tone and sequencing right to the end of this entertaining fictional work.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PQ8180.17.A73 C6813 2003
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Kevin Ross, Associate Dean, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Recommended

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