No One Writes To The Colonel

Fridays are different. Every other day of the week, the Colonel and his ailing wife fight a constant battle against poverty. But on Fridays the postman comes and he hopes he’ll be handed an envelope containing the army pension promised to him. Whilst he waits, his hopes are pinned on his prize bird and the upcoming cockfighting season. Until then, the bird – like the Colonel and his wife – must somehow be fed…

Written with compassionate realism and wit, the stories in this mesmerizing collection depict the disparities of town and village life in South America, of the frightfully poor and outrageously rich, of memories and illusions, and of lost opportunities and present joys.

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Fridays are different. Every other day of the week, the Colonel and his ailing wife fight a constant battle against poverty. But on Fridays the postman comes and he hopes he’ll be handed an envelope containing the army pension promised to him. Whilst he waits, his hopes are pinned on his prize bird and the upcoming cockfighting season. Until then, the bird – like the Colonel and his wife – must somehow be fed…

Written with compassionate realism and wit, the stories in this mesmerizing collection depict the disparities of town and village life in South America, of the frightfully poor and outrageously rich, of memories and illusions, and of lost opportunities and present joys.

 

Publisher: Penguin

Paperback

2014

ISBN: 9780141917313