#Friday56 & #BookBeginnings: Love in the Time of Cholera

For Book Beginnings:
It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love.
- p. 3

 For Friday 56:  
It was in this innocent way that Florentino Ariza began his secret life as a solitary hunter.
- p. 56

About Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez: In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs--yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he will do so again.

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