years, nine months and four days have passed since Fermina Daza rebuffed
hopeless romantic Florentino Arizas impassioned advances and married Dr Juvenal
Urbino instead. During that half-century, Flornetino has fallen into the arms
of many delighted women, but has loved none but Fermina. Having sworn his
eternal love to her, he lives for the day when he can court her again. When
Ferminas husband is killed trying to retrieve his pet parrot from a mango tree,
Florentino seizes his chance to declare his enduring love. But can young love
find new life in the twilight of their lives?