Children in a small fishing village find a body on the beach that is covered with sea debris. The children play by burying him in the sand until the adults discover the corpse and decide that it must be given a small funeral. The men carry the body up to the village so that the women can prepare him for the funeral while they go to neighboring villages to ask if anyone can identify the drowned man.

Listen to the story here or, if you’d like to listen to it in Spanish, click here.

Afictionada is a storytelling podcast. Here, I read aloud 'The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World' by Gabriel García Márquez. Click to read story description and link to audio. Subscribe to podcast on your favorite app.

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