It's hard to imagine a book about a political coup being sensual, exotic, beautiful and terrifying at the same time, but that is just what this book is. it follows three prisoners of the coup d'etat, the former President's portraitist, his chef and his barber. Each character, both near and far to the center of power will draw the reader into his most personal details, his hopes and dreams, his past and present to create a complex web of what seems at first a harmless existence only to reveal in the end the true nature of power.
Although, this is not a new book, as it was originally published in 2007, I came across it by accident. I can honestly say that this is one of the better books that I've read this year. If you are looking for something unique this is the one I would recommend.