Don Vicente: Two Novels (Rosales Saga, #2-3)
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Don Vicente: Two Novels (Rosales Saga, #2-3)

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Written in elegant and precise prose, Don Vicente contains two novels in F. Sionil José's classic Rosales Saga. The saga, begun in José's novel Dusk, traces the life of one family, and that of their rural town of Rosales, from the Philippine revolution against Spain through the arrival of the Americans to, ultimately, the Marcos dictatorship.

The first novel here, Tree, is...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published August 17th 1999 by Modern Library (first published January 1st 1999)
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I recently finished the two novels that comprise this book. Those two are the second and third books of the Rosales saga written by F. Sionil Jose: Tree (4 stars) and My Brother, My Executioner (Rosales Saga, #3) (3 stars).

The author released this book, Don Vicente separately because these two novels have this illustrious rich man Don Vicente as their focal character. I would not say main character because in "Tree" the don barely appears but his presence looms on every page of the story. The m...more
The hacienda becomes the setting and the battlefield for F. Sionil Jose's two more novels in the famed Rosales Saga.

In Tree, the reader finds himself flung into the life of the young unnamed narrator who hails from the changing province of Rosales Pangasinan where the tension between tenant and landowner stiffens.
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Francisco Sionil José was born in 1924 in Pangasinan province and attended the public school in his hometown. He attended the University of Santo Tomas after World War II and in 1949, started his career in writing. Since then, his fiction has been published internationally and translated into several languages including his native Ilokano. He has been involved with the international cultural organ...more
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