Life in a remote Venezuelan village is transformed by successive travellers seeking buried treasure.
The Oteros farm sugar cane on the edge of the Venezuelan rainforest. Cut off from the modern world, life there is uneventful. Until, that is, a succession of travellers arrive in search of Henry Morgan’s legendary treasure, said to be buried beneath the forest floor…
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.