"One Hundred Years of Solitude" by "Gabriel Garcia Marquez".
Jose Arcadio Segundo, The son of Arcadio and Santa Sofia de la Piedad, Jose Arcadio Segundo may have been switched at birth with his twin brother, Aureliano Segundo. Appalled by witnessing an execution at an early age, Jose Arcadio Segundo becomes thin, bony, solitary, and increasingly scholarly, like his great-uncle Colonel Aureliano Buendia. A cockfighter and a drifter, he finds purpose in leading the strikers against the banana company. He is the lone survivor of the massacre of the strikers, and when he finds that nobody believes the massacre occurred, he secludes himself in Melquiades' old study, trying to decipher the old prophecies and preserving the memory of the massacre.