The Dark Bride : A Novel
ISBN: 0060088958 Global Overview for this book
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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.
Anyway I have to say that I'm not crazy about this book. I gave it a good chance. I went above and beyond Nancy Pearl's 'Rule of 50' (I can't remember exactly what page I gave up on, but I know it was between 100 and 200). It may just be that I'm not in the right frame of mind for it - actually I hope that's the reason - in any case there are too many good books in my TBR pile so I am just going to let this one go without finishing it.
Thanks for passing it along though!
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