In the Bolivian backcountry, a band of inept guerrillas begins a revolution that unexpectedly snowballs into a wildcat worldwide movement. First, a shady German industrialist, with an obsession for big deals and big women, devises a scheme to expand the revolt into all of South America. Then the president of the United States embraces the overthrow as part of a vast Western Hemisphere plan. When irate citizens in Tulsa, New York, and London get involved, along with the queen mother and the pope, the insurrection takes on global—and even cosmic—dimensions. First published in 1983, Kelly Cherry's political cartoon of a novel offers a captivating cast of characters whose zany doings make an important point about the indomitable power of the human spirit to dream a better future.
Kelly Cherry has previously published twenty books of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, nine chapbooks, and translations of two classical plays. She is Eudora Welty Professor Emerita of English and Evjue-Bascom Professor Emerita in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She and her husband live in Virginia.
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