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Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Jilted by his childhood sweetheart, Florentino Ariza waits 50 years to proposition her again at her husband's funeral.


Love in the Time of Cholera

Penguin Books, 1985, 348 pages



In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs--yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he will do so again.


Seriously, dude, move on!


Cross-posted to bookish and books1001.




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