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The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman

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While the economy of his small South American country collapses, President Veracruz joins his improbable populace of ex-soldiers, former guerillas, unfrocked priests and reformed — though by no means inactive — whores, in a bizarre search for sexual fulfillment.

But for Cardinal Guzman, a man tormented by his own private demons, their stupendous, hedonistic fiestas represent the epicenter of all heresies. Heresies that must be challenged with a horrifying new inquisition destined to climax in a spectacular confrontation—

The second part of a trilogy, The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman follows The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts, which won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Fiction.

Review:

"The language is rich and the book is abundantly imagined." Library Journal

Review:

"[T]his deftly constructed novel pokes gentle fun at the well-mined genre of magical realism while providing an exuberant portrait of a Latin America in which anything is possible." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

Louis de Bernieres — author of Corelli's Mandolin and England's answer to Gabriel Garcia Marquez — continues his fictional chronicle of Cochadebajo, the charmed Andean village where macho philosophers, defrocked priests, and reformed (though hardly inactive) prostitutes live together in cheerful anarchy.

But now this unruly utopia is in danger. The demon-harried Cardinal Guzman has launched a new — and spectacularly savage — Inquisition, and Cochadebajo lies smack in the path of its marauding legions. Combining nerve-racking suspense with uproarious comedy, irrepressible eroticism with hyperactive storytelling, The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman is irresistible.

Synopsis:

The author of "Corelli's Mandolin" continues his fictional chronicle of Cochadebajo, the charmed Andean village where "macho" philosophers, defrocked priests, and reformed (though hardly inactive) prostitutes live together in cheerful anarchy.

About the Author

Louis de Bernieres, who lives in Norfolk, was selected as one of the twenty best Young Novelists in 1993. His first novel, The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts, won a Commonwealth Writers Prize and was followed shortly by two sequels, Senor Vivo and the Coca Lord and The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman. His fourth novel, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, won the Commonwealth Writers Prize, Best Book in 1995 and is now an international bestseller, having sold over 1.5 million copies.


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ISBN:
9780375700156
Author:
de Bernieres, Louis
Author:
Bernieres, Louis De
Author:
de Bernieres, Louis
Author:
Res
Author:
Louis De Bernieres
Author:
Louis de Bernires
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Louis de Berni
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Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Church and state
Subject:
Inquisition
Subject:
Cardinals
Subject:
Church and state -- South America -- Fiction.
Subject:
Black humor
Subject:
South America Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Publication Date:
19980931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.25 x 1 in 1 lb

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Product details 480 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780375700156 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The language is rich and the book is abundantly imagined."
"Review" by , "[T]his deftly constructed novel pokes gentle fun at the well-mined genre of magical realism while providing an exuberant portrait of a Latin America in which anything is possible."
"Synopsis" by , Louis de Bernieres — author of Corelli's Mandolin and England's answer to Gabriel Garcia Marquez — continues his fictional chronicle of Cochadebajo, the charmed Andean village where macho philosophers, defrocked priests, and reformed (though hardly inactive) prostitutes live together in cheerful anarchy.

But now this unruly utopia is in danger. The demon-harried Cardinal Guzman has launched a new — and spectacularly savage — Inquisition, and Cochadebajo lies smack in the path of its marauding legions. Combining nerve-racking suspense with uproarious comedy, irrepressible eroticism with hyperactive storytelling, The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman is irresistible.

"Synopsis" by , The author of "Corelli's Mandolin" continues his fictional chronicle of Cochadebajo, the charmed Andean village where "macho" philosophers, defrocked priests, and reformed (though hardly inactive) prostitutes live together in cheerful anarchy.
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