Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Original Name: Crónicas de una muerte anunciada
Year of publication: 1981
Genre: crime / detective novel
As for the story itself it goes over Nasar's last day until his very last breathe. On the night before, they all assist to the wedding of Angela Vicario, a former love of Santiago and the sister of the Vicario twins -Pedro and Pablo- who will be responsible for the murder- with Bayardo San Roman. And as they all try to throw off last night's hangover, a sequence of fortuitous accidents will drive the tow brother to commit a crime that will stir their peaceful town.
- One of the 'characters' is considered to be the town, its people. Everybody knows that Santiago Nasar is going to be murdered, but for one reason or the other, no one advertises him of what they all know is going to happen.
- As I have already said, the whole story is built on various coincidences that will lead to the unfortunate end.
- The story is said to be part of the 'magic realism' movement.
- Chroniques of a Death Foretold was written by Gabriel Gracía Márquez, a novel prize winner and an essential author for the Hispanic literature. He was born in Colombia and has also written other famous pieces like One hundred years of Solitude.