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The Dark Bride: A Novel [Paperback]

Item : The Dark Bride: A Novel [Paperback]
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Author Author : Restrepo, Laura
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0060088958
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780060088958
Publisher Publisher : Harper Perennial
Pages Pages : 368
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100000740

Once a month, the refinery workers of the Tropical Oil Company descend upon Tora, a city in the Colombian forest. They journey down from the mountains searching for earthly bliss and hoping to encounter Sayonara, the legendary Indian prostitute who rules their squalid paradise like a queen. Beautiful, exotic, and mysterious, Sayonara, the undisputed barrio angel, captivates whoever crosses her path. Then, one day, she violates the unwritten rules of her profession and falls in love with a man she can never have. Sayonara's unrequited passion has tragic consequences not only for her, but for all those whose lives ultimately depend on the Tropical Oil Company.

A slyly humorous yet poignant love story,The Dark Bridelovingly recreates the lusty, heartrending world of Colombian prostitutes and the men of the oil fields who are entranced by them. Full of wit and intelligence, tragedy and compassion,The Dark Brideis luminous and unforgettable.

Love, lust, despair, pride, violence, magic and irrational hope give depth and texture to this page-turning novel.

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