ISBN 9780749398576,The Troublesome Offspring Of Cardinal Guzman

The Troublesome Offspring Of Cardinal Guzman


Random House



Random House

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9780749398576

ISBN-10 0749398574


Number of Pages 400 Pages
Language (English)


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.nnBut 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? About the Author Louis de Berni?res is the best-selling author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Best Book in 1995. His most recent novel is A Partisan?s Daughter Table of Contents Mr de Berni?res writes superbly,A carnival of pain and pleasure, violence, tenderness, high jinks of every sexual sort, quaint customs and quainter jokes,An extraordinary feat of imagination? a sensuous, often farcical and ultimately optimistic argument for spiritual sanity