Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Life

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The author of this book, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, was born in Aracataca, Colombia in 1928. Marquez was raised by his grandparents and his grandfather was a Liberal veteran who fought in the Thousand Days War. His grandfather was a colonel who was highly respected and considered a hero by Colombian Liberals. His grandfather was well known for his refusal to remain silent about the banana massacres that took place the year after Garcia Marquez was born (like the massacre in the novel). His grandfather was also a great storyteller. He took Marquez to the circus each year and also introduced him to ice at the United Fruit Company store. Marquez’s grandfather also taught him that there is no greater burden than to kill another human being, which

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