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The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman

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 …

‘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