What is "Tuesday Siesta" by Gabriel Marquez?


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"Tuesday Siesta" is a story about a woman and her young daughter who ride the train to the cemetery where the woman's son is buried. Author Gabriel Marquez is a Nobel Prize winning writer.

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Gabriel Marquez won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. His story "Tuesday Siesta" was one of his early short stories, and it is included in a collection of stories called "No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories." The two main characters in the story travel to a small village and arrive in the heat of the day when the inhabitants are taking a siesta. The story has been described as offering insight into the dignity of the poor.

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