A Colombian author wrote the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude. It tells the Buenda family's multigenerational story. Arcadio Buenda is the family patriarch and the founder of Macondo. The story progresses as the Buenda Family's seven generations live in Macondo. The story begins with José Arcadio Buenda, despite being despised by society, marrying his cousin, rsula Iguarán.