(From the publisher):
Camillo Fuertes decides to fulfill his Ph.D. requirement by writing about his father Leon Fuertes, the martyred president of Tinieblas, a country in Latin America. Each generation of women in the family has seduced the leaders of Tinieblas hoping to give birth to a son who will rule the country. Finally, they succeed in Leon, who winds his twisted path through delinquency, learning, bravery, spontaneous sex-change, and incest to the presidency. The endnotes are especially uproarious, chronicling Camilo's troubled marriage and explorations in the hereafter.
Original title: The Dissertation
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction