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Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. That’s what mothers usually say in these circumstances. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Daniel Lomax rated it liked it Jul 25, While they ate, the train crossed an iron bridge very slowly and passed a town just like the ones before, except that in this one there was a crowd in the plaza.

Above all, no crying. Some of his mrquez are set in a fictional village called Macondo, and most of them express the theme of solitude.

La siesta del martes by Gabriel García Márquez

As the story develops, it affirms the social and economic marres between the mother and daughter and the priest and gabrirl sister. Soon they saw that the other people standing in front of all doors. The train stopped for ten minutes to take on water at a station where there was no town. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. A stifling blast of smoke came in the car window.

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She sat on the opposite seat, away from the window, facing her mother. The girl picked up the flowers, came to the railing shuffling her feet, and watched her mother attentively. A band was play-ing a lively tune under the oppressive sun.


The woman seemed not to have understood until then. It was eleven in the morning, and the heat had not yet begun. The heart of the story is an interview between the mother and the village priest, who seista the keys to the cemetery.

After studying law ka journalism at the National University of Colombia in Bogota, deo became a journalist. The priest looked first at the woman and then at the girl, and realized with a kind of pious amazement that they were not about to cry.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Immediately after the explosion, she could hear nothing ex-cept the murmur of the drizzle on the galva-nized roof. Diana rated it really liked it Dec 28, The conclusion is effectively stated in dramatic fashion.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The train began to whistle and slowed down.

Yeni Pena rated it liked it May 12, To ask other readers questions about La siesta del martesplease sign up. The priest and his sister, aware that groups of curious people have filled the streets, realize that the woman and her daughter will have to face a hostile crowd on their way to the cemetery.

She saw nothing but the deserted plain, where the train began to pick up speed again, but she put the last piece of cookie into the sack and quickly put on her shoes.

La siesta del martes

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It was suggested the woman and her daughter not to go out, to stay for a night in the house but she refused. They went directly to the parish house. The Father scanned the street swimming in the heat and then he understood. Their valor conveys a feeling of quiet dignity and moral authority. The girl nodded her head.


The priest still did not understand. It was the first time in her life that she had fired a gun. Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born in Aracataca, Colombia.

It was unusual because during the siesta nobody walked on the streets. The woman’s daughter and the priest’s sister, who serves as his housekeeper, are also present. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The girl was seated with the flowers in her lap and her feet crossed under the bench.

It had all started the Monday of the previous week, at three in the morning, a few blocks from siestq. The woman scratched the metal grating on the door with garcua fingernail, waited a moment, and scratched again.

She clutched the weapon with both hands, closed her eyes, and squeezed the trigger. Inhe was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. She endured his glance with quiet self-control, and the Father blushed. Lianna Rodriguez rated it liked it Dec 18, The woman moved her head silently.

These are the last lines in the story: Jesse rated it it was amazing Sep 24,