The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman

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Farce meets tragedy when sadistic Cardinal Guzman confronts Cochadebajo's population of ex-guerrillas, quasi-reformed prostitutes, and the corpulent ghost of Thomas Aquinas. By the author of The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts. 15,000 first printing.

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With the same ebullient storytelling, luxuriant prose, and irrepressible eroticism he brought to The War of Don Emmanuel s Nether Parts and Senor Vivo and the Coca Lord, Louis de Bernieres continues his chronicle of Cochadebajo, the Andean village where macho philosophers, defrocked priests, and reformed (though hardly inactive) prostitutes cohabit in cheerful anarchy. But this unruly utopia is imperiled when the demon-harried Cardinal Guzman decides to inaugurate a new Inquisition, with Cochadebajo as its ultimate target.
On his side, the Cardinal has an army of fanatics who are all too willing to destroy bodies in order to save souls. The Cochadebajeros have precious little ammunition, unless you count chef Dolores's incendiary Chicken of a True Man, and a civil defense that deems nothing more crucial than the act of love. Part epic, part farce, The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman confirms de Bernieres's reputation as England's answer to Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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"De Bernières has a gift for irony, a sure hand for fast-moving plots . . . a talent for bringing the written word to life, and a delicious sense of the absurd."
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"Marvellous, exuberant . . . audaciously brilliant." --The Sunday Times (London)

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