A swashbuckling tale set in the Caribbean at the time of the French Revolution, Explosion in a Cathedral focuses on Victor Hugues, a historical figure who led the naval assault to take back the island of Guadeloupe from the English at the beginning of the nineteenth century. In Carpentier's telling, this piratical character walks into the lives of the wealthy orphans Esteban and Sofia and casts them abruptly into the midst of the immense changes sweeping the world outside their Havana mansion.
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Spanish
Built around the exciting and timely theme of revolutionary-turned-tyrant. A tour de force. -- New York Times Book Review
Woven into the story is a complete history and geography of the Caribbean. -- Times Literary Supplement
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