The Troublesome Offspring Of Cardinal Guzman
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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 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...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 124 x 196 x 28mm | 181.44g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0749398574
  • 9780749398576
  • 78,523

About Louis de Bernieres

Louis de Bernieres is the best-selling author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin. His most recent novels are Birds Without Wings and A Partisan's Daughter.show more

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"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 Bernieres writes superbly" Catholic Timesshow more

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

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