February 21, 2024 | Rome, Italy

Chronicle of a Death Foretold

By |2018-03-21T18:27:45+01:00April 1st, 2004|Recent Reviews|

By Gabriel García Márquez, translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa

Vintage, 1982 (2003). 128 pages.


his tiny, simple volume can be experienced in a single sitting. Think of it as an episode of “Law and Order” by a Nobel Prize-winning literary master. The death, the victim and the perpetrators are not a mystery. It’s the how and the why that tug the reader through this tale of an honor killing that begs to be prevented.

About the Author:

Kate Swoger is too-rapidly approaching middle age. Following a young woman’s not-so-erotic journey from Montreal to Middle Europe, she settled in Toronto, where she works for CBC Radio. On her last birthday, she decided to write a short story for every month of the year, in an effort to become a published author. Her first story was recently printed in the Vancouver magazine Front, making her instantly immortal.