On Sale: April 3, 2018
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Miguel Bonnefoy’s colourful tale of a family’s changing
fortunes is also the fascinating story of Venezuela’s
development over the course of the 20th century.
On the edge of the Latin American rainforest, the Oteros
family farm sugar cane in their remote corner of the
Cut off entirely from the modern world, life is peaceful,
uneventful. Until, that is, a succession of ships arrive
in search of Henry Morgan’s legendary lost treasure, said
to be buried deep beneath the forest floor.
Soon, the isolated villagers are exposed to all the
trappings of modernity, while the travellers’ search for
booty unearths more than anybody could have anticipated…
And so it was that the treasure lay buried amid scraps of
sail and a pirate’s corpse, preserved within the belly of
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