Thirty years after the event, Marquez recounts his of a sailor, presumably lost at sea for ten days: of his survival and ultimate rescue. There it ends but for the introduction that tells of the aftermath brought on by a successions of dictatorial regimes. Dont miss this one! It is an equivalent to The Old Man and the Sea.
Much easier (and shorter!) than some of Marquez's other works, but fairly interesting...liked it better than Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea. But was waiting for something crazy or scary or exciting to happen, but most of the story is just of the sailor floating along hungry in the ocean....on the boring side.