Miguel Ángel Asturias

Miguel Ángel Asturias

El Papa verde

El Papa verde / The Green Pope

, 1954

F & G Editores

Pages: 400

Loosely based on the history of the United Fruit Company in Guatemala, Asturias presents us with characters from the multiethnic mix of Central America. The Green Pope is a banana mogul who falls in love with a Guatemalan girl, but she disappears, either drowning herself in the river or joining the anti gringo underground. A gringo couple dies in a storm and astonishes everyone by bequeathing their banana-rich land to two Guatemalan families. The family members deal with this in different ways.