Translated from the Spanish by Randolph Hogan. The subtitle states that it a story of a shipwrecked sailor who drifted for ten days without food or water, was proclaimed a national hero, kissed by beauty queens, made rich through publicity, and then spurned by the government and forgotten for all time. In 1955 the author was working for a newspaper in Bogotá, Colombia when several crewmembers of a Colombian destroyer were washed overboard.the only survivor came ashore in northern Colombia. This book originally appeared as a series of articles. Fine-Brodart cover. New York, N.Y. 1986 Alfred A. Knopf 1st Ed., 106 Pgs., 5&3/4 x 8&11/4, hb.