The Resource A farewell to Gabo and Mercedes : a son's memoir of Gabriel García Márquez and Mercedes Barcha, Rodrigo García, (electronic resource)

A farewell to Gabo and Mercedes : a son's memoir of Gabriel García Márquez and Mercedes Barcha, Rodrigo García, (electronic resource)

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A farewell to Gabo and Mercedes : a son's memoir of Gabriel García Márquez and Mercedes Barcha
Title
A farewell to Gabo and Mercedes
Title remainder
a son's memoir of Gabriel García Márquez and Mercedes Barcha
Statement of responsibility
Rodrigo García
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is a beautiful farewell to two extraordinary people. It enthralled and moved me, and it will move and enthrall anyone who has ever entered the glorious literary world of Gabriel García Márquez."--Salman Rushdie"In A Farewell to Gabo and Mercedes Rodrigo Garcia finds the words that cannot be said, the moments that signal all that is possible to know about the passage from life to death, from what love brings and the loss it leaves. With details as rich as any giant biography, you will find yourself grieving as you read, grateful for the profound art that remains a part of our cultural heritage."--Walter Mosley, New York Times bestselling author of Down the River Unto the Sea"An intensely personal reflection on [Garcia's] father's legacy and his family bonds, tender in its treatment and stirring in its brevity."--Booklist (starred review)The son of one of the greatest writers of our time--Nobel Prize winner and internationally bestselling icon Gabriel García Márquez--remembers his beloved father and mother in this tender memoir about love and loss. In March 2014, Gabriel García Márquez, one of the most acclaimed writers of the twentieth century, came down with a cold. The woman who had been beside him for more than fifty years, his wife Mercedes Barcha, was not hopeful; her husband, affectionately known as "Gabo," was then nearly 87 and battling dementia. I don't think we'll get out of this one, she told their son Rodrigo. Hearing his mother's words, Rodrigo wondered, "Is this how the end begins?" To make sense of events as they unfolded, he began to write the story of García Márquez's final days. The result is this intimate and honest account that not only contemplates his father's mortality but reveals his remarkable humanity. Both an illuminating memoir and a heartbreaking work of reportage, A Farewell to Gabo and Mercedes transforms this towering genius from literary creator to protagonist, and paints a rich and revelatory portrait of a family coping with loss. At its center is a man at his most vulnerable, whose wry humor shines even as his lucidity wanes. Gabo savors affection and attention from those in his orbit, but wrestles with what he will lose--and what is already lost. Throughout his final journey is the charismatic Mercedes, his constant companion and the creative muse who was one of the foremost influences on Gabo's life and his art. Bittersweet and insightful, surprising and powerful, A Farewell to Gabo and Mercedes celebrates the formidable legacy of Rodrigo's parents, offering an unprecedented look at the private family life of a literary giant. It is at once a gift to Gabriel García Márquez's readers worldwide, and a grand tribute from a writer who knew him well. "You read this short memoir with a feeling of deep gratitude. Yes, it is a moving homage by a son to his extraordinary parents, but also much more: it is a revelation of the hidden corners of a fascinating life. A Farewell to Gabo and Mercedes is generous, unsentimental and wise."--Juan Gabriel Vásquez, author of The Sound of Things Falling"A warm homage filled with both fond and painful memories." --Kirkus "Garcia's limpid prose gazes calmly at death, registering pain but not being overcome by it ... the result is a moving eulogy that will captivate fans of the literary lion." -- Publishers Weekly
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
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García, Rodrigo
Dewey number
863.64
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not applicable
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not applicable
LC call number
PQ8180.17.A73
Literary text for sound recordings
autobiography
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Rodrigo Garcia
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
García, Rodrigo
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  • García, Rodrigo
  • García Márquez, Gabriel
  • Barcha, Mercedes
  • Bereavement
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Label
A farewell to Gabo and Mercedes : a son's memoir of Gabriel García Márquez and Mercedes Barcha, Rodrigo García, (electronic resource)
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=372&titleId=6286747
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spoken word
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rdacontent
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (02 hr., 18 min., 24 sec.))
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780063158344
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computer
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rdamedia
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4cfc0412-0a48-4cdc-b227-bdb52ce2da7d
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sound
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digital recording
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(OCoLC)1262050441
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Label
A farewell to Gabo and Mercedes : a son's memoir of Gabriel García Márquez and Mercedes Barcha, Rodrigo García, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=372&titleId=6286747
Publication
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unknown
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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unknown
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spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (02 hr., 18 min., 24 sec.))
File format
unknown
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online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780063158344
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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digital
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sound
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other
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(OCoLC)1262050441
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