"In The Wink of an Eye is a modern fable in the form of a novel.
Or a romantic satire.
Or a social burlesque.
Or an ironic fantasy.
Or all of the above. Whatever the label, it's a joy to read.
This tale is about a revolution?a small, upstart, none-too-promising revolution?that succeeds too well. A band of inept guerrillas in the Bolivain backcountry has modest ambitions to take over the jungle-ridden province of Santa Cruz, a place no one else wants."