|Author / Contributor(s):||Louis de Bernieres|
Trade paperback (US). 368p.
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 Doñ a Constanza decides to divert a river to fill her swimming pool, the consequences are at once tragic, heroic, and outrageously funny.