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The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts
     

The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts

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by Louis de Bernieres
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375700132
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/1997
Series:
Vintage International Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
503,291
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(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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The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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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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