The Dark Bride: A Novel

Paperback | September 2, 2003

byLaura Restrepo

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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.

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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, ...

Laura Restrepo is the bestselling author of six novels, including The Dark Bride, A Tale of the Dispossessed, and Delirio , which received Spain's prestigious Alfaguara Prize. She lives in Colombia. Laura Restrepo fue profesora de literatura en la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, editora pol?tica de la revista Semana, y miembro de la ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.84 inPublished:September 2, 2003Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060088958

ISBN - 13:9780060088958

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