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  • Published: 1 November 1992
  • ISBN: 9780749399627
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $28.99

Senor Vivo & The Coca Lord



The second novel in Louis de Bernières’ magical, tragic, hilarious trilogy set in a fictional South American country.


‘Sharp, funny, engaging’ Financial Times
Discover the second gripping novel in Louis de Bernières' satricial tragic, hilarious South American trilogy.

Dionisio Vivo, a South American lecturer in philosophy, is puzzled by the bodies that keep turning up outside his front door.

To his friend, Ramon, one of the few honest policemen in town, the message is all too clear: Dionisio's letters to the press, exposing the drug barons, must stop; and although Dionisio manages to escape the hit-men sent to get him, he soon realises that others are more vulnerable, and his love for them leads him to take a colossal revenge.

  • Published: 1 November 1992
  • ISBN: 9780749399627
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $28.99

About the author

Louis de Bernieres

Louis de Bernières is the bestselling author of Captain Corellis Mandolin, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Best Book in 1995. His most recent books are So Much Life Left Over and The Dust That Falls From Dreams, the short story collection Labels and the poetry collection The Cat in the Treble Clef.

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Praise for Senor Vivo & The Coca Lord

Sharp, funny, engaging...de Bernieres is doing for Colombia's drug culture what Tom Sharpe did for apartheid. His approach is flippant, but the purpose behind it is deadly serious

Financial Times

Vibrant, lucid, charged with wild jokes and harrowing scenes smelted with torture...a book which shudders with memorability...satirical and splendid

Scotland on Sunday

It's a delightfully mesmerising book. Set in a mythical South American country that's a composite of real South American history and Bernières's fertile imagination, and therefore a perfect companion to take on a south-of-the-border vacation - the book is awash in the realities and flavour of South America and the lunacies of Bernières's genius

Stephanie Gold

Amusing, terrifying and ultimately sobering

New York Times Book Review

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