Love in the Time of Cholera
'It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love.'
Fifty-one years, nine months and four days have passed since Fermina Daza rebuffed hopeless romantic Florentino Ariza's impassioned advances and married Dr Juvenal Urbino instead. During that half-century, Florentino has fallen into the arms of many delighted women, but has loved none but Fermina. Having sworn his eternal love to her, he lives for the day when he can court her again.
When Fermina's husband is killed trying to retrieve his pet parrot from a mango tree, Florentino seizes his chance to declare his enduring love. But can young love find new life in the twilight of their lives?
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'An amazing celebration of the many kinds of love between men and women.' The Times
Publication Date: 01-Sep-2008
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited