Harper Academic

The Dark Bride

A Novel

by Laura Restrepo

On Sale: 09/02/2003

Price: $14.99

The Dark Bride

A Novel

by Laura Restrepo

On Sale: 09/02/2003

Format:

Price: $14.99

About the Book

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 Bride lovingly 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 Bride is luminous and unforgettable.

Critical Praise

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

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060088958
  • ISBN 10: 0060088958
  • Imprint: Ecco
  • On Sale: 09/02/2003
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.836 in (d)
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price: $14.99
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / General