The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts

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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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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375700132
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/1/1997
  • Series: Vintage International Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 308,860
  • Product dimensions: 5.19 (w) x 8.01 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Louis de Bernieres' novels include The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts (Commonwealth Writers Prize, Best First Book Eurasia Region, 1991), Senor Vivo and the Coca Lord (Commonwealth Writers Prize, Best Book Eurasia Region, 1992), and The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman. The author, who lives in London, was selected as one of the twenty Best of Young British Novelists 1993.

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    Posted October 12, 2007

    Be lured by jungles, battles, cats and virgins

    An adventous journey to exotic places while meeting unexpected characters that seduce with inhuman brutelity and magical gentleness. It will make you cringe, laugh, and reflect...this novel is magic.

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