One Hundred Years of Solitude
- Pilar dies and is buried in her rocker. I was a little surprised she outlived Úrsula. I wrongly guessed that the book would end with Úrsula’s death.
- Classic Word of the Day candidate: incunabula
- Aureliano’s friends are leaving Macondo, including the wise Catalonian.
- Just because it mentions Michigan: “the girl in the red sweater painting watercolors by a lake in Michigan who waved at him with her brushes, not to say farewell but out of hope, because she did not know that she was watching a train with no return passing by.”
- Gaston returns to Brussels, leaving Aureliano and Amaranta Úrsula to do a family repeat in the fashion of Jose Arcadio and Rebeca.
- Gaston peacefully abandons his marriage only to request his bike.
- Aureliano seeks to find out who his mother is,but not from the priest who says that he’s simply named after Buendia Street.
- The couple births a baby boy with a pig’s tail. Amaranta Ursula bleeds to death and the baby is carried away by red ants.
- Melquiades’ scrolls become clear. It is the end of Aurealiano. The end of Macondo.