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Pantaleon Pantoja has just been ascended to Captain of the Peruvian Army. But the mission to which he's sent is preposterous at first sight: he must organize a prostitute service to satisfy the sexual needs of the military men doing service in the garrisons of the jungle of Peru, since many of them have been raping the women surrounding the area. Pantaleon does so, but so efficiently that the neighbors around the headquarters want to share the prostitutes too, and it turns out to be breaking news in the media. The secrecy of the mission and its success end up when Pantaleon falls in love with one of the prostitutes, breaking the rules to which he commited and defying military authority.
This report prepared by Augusto Wong Campos








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Life of a profession:    -   prostitute/stripper/porn Inside culture (main char)    -   Hispanic/Spanish Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Outside culture (society)    -   Hispanic Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Hispanic/Latinic

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   South

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   orgies    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Boob talk!    -   Vagia talk!    -   rape/molest Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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