Most people move on when their ''first love'' ends. But Florentino Ariza is not most people. A romantic, Florentino never let go of his first love, the elegant, quick-tempered Fermina Daza. Even though Fermina married Dr. Juvenal Urbino, Florentino hasn't stopped thinking about her since the end of their ''long and troubled love affair fifty-one years, nine months, and four days ago.'' Let's learn more about their story in this summary of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Love in the Time of Cholera.