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  • Published: 30 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448113804
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400
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The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman




'A novel of prodigious imagination' Scotland on Sunday

The epic finale of the Latin American trilogy following The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts and Senor Vivo and the Coca Lord

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

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

'An extraordinary feat of imagination... a sensuous, often farcical and ultimately optimistic argument for spiritual sanity' Time Out

  • Published: 30 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448113804
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400
Categories:

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 The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman

A carnival of pain and pleasure, violence, tenderness, high jinks of every sexual sort, quaint customs and quainter jokes

Financial Times

An extraordinary feat of imagination... a sensuous, often farcical and ultimately optimistic argument for spiritual sanity

Time Out

Mr de Bernières writes superbly

Catholic Times

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