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Louis De Bernieres : The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts (Vintage International)
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Author: Louis De Bernieres
Title: The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts (Vintage International)
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Published in: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Date: 1997-07-29
ISBN: 0375700137
Publisher: Vintage
Weight: 0.85 pounds
Size: 5.1 x 8.0 x 0.9 inches
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This rambunctious first novel by the author of the bestselling Corelli's Mandolin is set in an impoverished, violent, yet ravishingly beautiful country somewhere in South America. When the haughty Dona Constanza decides to divert a river to fill her swimming pool, the consequences are at once tragic, heroic, and outrageously funny. "Walks a precarious edge between slapstick and pathos, never once losing its balance."--Washington Post Book World.


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Louis de Bernières's sardonic pen has concocted a spicy olla podrida of a novel, set in a fictitious Latin American country, with all the tragedy, ribaldry, and humor Bernières can muster from a debauched military, a clueless oligarchy, and an unconventional band of guerrillas. There's a plague of laughing, a flood of magical cats, and a torture-happy colonel. The cities, villages, politics, and discourse are an inspired amalgam of Latin Americana, but the comedy, horror, adventure, and vibrant individuals are pure de Bernières. This masterpiece, the first of a trilogy, is followed by Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord, and The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman.

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