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

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

  • Pub date: 30 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448113804
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

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 The Dust That Falls From Dreams, Birds Without Wings and A Partisans Daughter, a collection of stories, Notwithstanding, and two collections of poetry, Imagining Alexandria and Of Love and Desire.

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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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