The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman Paperback
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...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 29/04/1993
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780749398576
- Hardback from £12.35
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Review by lucthegreat
Third book in the trilogy, but the first that I read. Love the magic realism, the characters, the plot, the insight, the satire (which, as I believe good satire should, takes a back seat to the compelling story). Beautiful.
Review by libgirl69
So much better than Captain Correlli. Forget that book and read this series. Quirky, intelligent, mysterious; well rewritten. Nearest series I can think of is Dr Siri by Colin Cotterill.