At The Tomb of the Inflatable Pig
A Riotous Journey Into The Heart of Paraguay
by John Gimlette
Hutchinson, 2003, colour and b/w photographic plates, paperback, ISBN 0091794595
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, small water market to bottom of front introductory pages,
'Paraguay - the name conjures up everything most exotic and extreme in South America. It's a place of hellish jungles, dictators, fraudsters and Nazis, utopian experiments, missionaries and lurid coups. It's not a place for the timid. It doesn't even have its own guidebook.
But Paraguay, as revealed in this outstanding new book, is among the most beautiful and captivating countries in the world. The beguiling Paraguayans, despised and feared by their neighbours, are unfathomable. They adore Diana, Princess of Wales, as if she were alive and hundreds volunteered to fight for Britain in the Falklands War. Their politics are Byzantine but when the Vice-President is murdered, they call in Scotland Yard.
John Gimlette has written a brilliant evocation which captures Paraguay's originality, passion, quirkiness and contradictions.'