One Hundred Years of Solitude
- A married Amaranta Úrsula returns to Macondo with a wealthy, bug-studying, bicycle-riding, plane flying, leash-wearing husband named Gaston.
- Ama. Úr. and Gaston love each other–everywhere.
- She spends her time repairing the house. He spends his time embracing the culture.
- Gaston of Aureliano: “… he did not buy the books in order to learn but to verify the truth of his knowledge…”
- Because Gabriel Garcia Marquez seems to fixate on inappropriate relationships, Aureliano has a thing for Amaranta Ursula.
- Nigromanta–her name sounds an awful lot like Amaranta–is Aureliano’s substitute for Amaranta Úrsula.
- Aureliano makes four friends. ( I really hope these young men aren’t the ones who murdered José Arcadio.)
- The wise Catalonian is the owner of the bookstore. He used to be a classical literature prof.
- Gaston’s plane still hasn’t arrived and Aureliano and Amaranta Ursula’s conncetion grows.
- Pilar Tenera recognizes Aurealiano as a Buendia by “the pox of solitude” and she understand his heart because the “history of the family was a machine with unavoidable repetitions…”
- Aureliano and Amaranta Ursula’s silent fight turns to sex.