Author(s): Louis De Bernieres
While the economy of his small South American country collapses, President Veracruz joins his improbable populace of ex-soldiers, with whores, in a bizarre search for sexual fulfilment. But for Cardinal Guzman, a man tormented by his own private daemons, their hedonistic fiestas represent the epicentre of all heresies that must be challenged.
'A novel of prodigious imagination' Scotland on Sunday
Louis de Bernieres 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