‘The Last Voyage Of The Ghost Ship’ by Gabriel García Márquez

The Last Voyage Of The Ghost Ship by Gabriel García Márquez, 1968

The magic trick:

Stream of conscience

One sentence. 2,171 words. Need we say more?

And that’s quite a trick on García Márquez’s part.

The selection:

… and even the wandering hairs of victims drowning in some colonial shipwreck, no trace of sunken liners or anything like it, and yet he was so pigheaded that his mother promised to watch with him the next March, absolutely, not knowing that the only thing absolute in her future now was an easy chair from the days of Sir Francis Drake which she had bought at an auction in a Turk’s store…

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