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Thirteen! proclaimed the clock, and then stopped striking. Tom’s mind gave a jerk: had it really struck thirteen?
For Tom – angry and alone – the stroke of thirteen brings an escape to another time.
I'm sharing Elaine Stirling's tribute to Nobel Prize winner, Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Gabo), who passed away recently. Elaine's words speak for themselves. Gabo was a man of many talents, but if there is a most notable work, it is surely 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' (1967) which did much to popularize magical realism. This is not some obscure strand of literature of interest only to historians. Gabo's influence and that of magical realism in particular is not only relevant today but relevant to us here and now at Greyhart Press. We will shortly be publishing the novel 'Daughters of Babylon' by Elaine Stirling. Gabo, magical realism, and 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' are all major influences. And while Elaine is yet to win her first Nobel Prize (or if she has, she's kept it quiet from me) her post on Gabo was selected by the Wordpress editors for their 'Freshly Pressed' showcase. Well done, Elaine!