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The General in his Labyrinth

The General in his Labyrinth

Author(s): Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Location(s): Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Early 1800s



This is the story of the last days of Simon Bolivar who was the liberator of South America (or more acurately Gran Colombia, which comprised present day Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador). He has driven out the Spanish and is reflecting on his life, as he dies of consumption

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The people, the skies, the rains, the nature, the loves and the sorrows in this book are chillingly real. Its beauty quite literally haunts me. Anthony Nelson

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

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Entries close 6th November 2021