Restrepo, Laura The Dark Bride

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Sayonara is a beautiful Indian prostitute of Tora, a city in the Colombian forest. Once a month the oil riggers of the Tropical Oil Company descend upon the city, where Sayonara is a legend and no one is immune to her charms. Sayonara rules their squalid paradise like a queen, until one day - against the sage advice of her 'Godmother' - she violates the unwritten rules of her profession by falling in love with a man she can never have. Sayonara's unrequited passion has tragic consequences not only for herself, but for all those whose lives ultimately depend on the Tropical Oil Company. A lush romantic novel about the world of prostitutes in Barrancaberma, Colombia, inspired by historical events. Full of tragedy and compassion, THE DARK BRIDE lovingly recreates the lusty, heartrending world of Colombian prostitutes and the men of the oil fields who are entranced by them.

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Sayonara is a young and beautiful Indian girl. She is also a puta, a prostitute, who lives and works in the remote village of Tora. Once a month oil-riggers from the US-owned Tropical Oil Company descend on Tora, where Sayonara's allure is legendary and no one is immune to her charms.

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'A thought provoking and romantic read.' -- Backbeat

'An enthralling read.' -- Irish Examiner

'Full of tantalizing repartee and details too piquant and quirky to have been invented.' -- New York Times

'If you're a fan of Isabel Allende, you'll love this exotic tale. Beautifully written.' -- Company

'Restrepo deftly evokes a tropical landscape ... an illuminating book.' -- The Guardian

'South American traditions clash with human deprivation ... After the success of this, more of her books will surely follow.' -- What's On

'The marriage of journalistic skill and literary imagination ... Restrepo weaves an intriguing story.' -- Miami Herald

'Well-researched fictional biography with a feminist twist ... a compulsive read.' -- Amanda Hopkinson, The Independent,

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