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One hundred years of solitude tells the story of the rise and fall birth and death of the mythical town of macondo through the history of the buenda family inventive amusing magnetic sad and alive with unforgettable men and women brimming with truth compassion and a lyrical magic that strikes the soul this novel is a masterpiece in the art of fiction. One hundred years of solitude is the story of seven generations of the buenda family in the town of macondo the founding patriarch of macondo jos arcadio buenda and rsula iguarn his wife and first cousin leave riohacha colombia after jos arcadio kills prudencio aguilar after a cockfight for suggesting jos arcadio was impotent . One hundred years of solitude really isnt as difficult or confusing as some reviews make it seem people make it seem like its impossible to get through so many repeating names but even when the characters share a name almost every single character until the last generation and by that point the first characters are long gone so that it wasnt really confusing has a unique name. One hundred years of solitude there was an unwritten rule when culling the classics began that whatever else one might be able to say about a book it had to be at least 50 years old to qualify as a classic for our purposes first published in 1967 one hundred years of solitude still has three years before it officially reaches that . Cien aos de soledad by gabriel garca mrquez february 2006 turtleback books distributed by demco media edition in english