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Oldtimer and Other Stories, the author's first book, is seeing print again for the first time since the first edition was published by Asphodel Books in 1984. It contains ten stories described by Dalisay as "the stories of my first thirty years...of my first lifetime." The stories vary in their styles and concerns, from the friendship of two men in New York just after the ...more
Paperback, UP Jubilee Student Edition, 129 pages
Published 2002 by The University of the Philippines Press (first published 1984)
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This was a required reading for my English 11 class. I was only able to read the Oldtimer and as Goodreads says, I really liked it. Unfortunately though, the photocopy that our professor gave us was defective and two pages were lacking. I would have wanted to know what happened there, when the conclusion was almost nearing. This is wonderfully written with breathing and flawed characters. It was a little heartbreaking too, and I was having some goosebumps towards the end as I felt some remorse t ...more
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Dr. José Y. Dalisay Jr. (Butch Dalisay to readers of his "Penman" column in the Philippine STAR) was born in Romblon, Philippines in 1954.

As of January 2006, he had published 15 books of his stories, plays, and essays, with five of those books receiving the National Book Award from the Manila Critics Circle. In 1998, he was named to the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Centennial Honors Li
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