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The Hazards of Distance

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The Hazards of Distance is a novella about family members forced to re-calculate the distances that separate them, even as they try to withdraw into teach other. Estrangement, aimless wanderings, death, and desertion result in mutual violations and in acts of violence, yet also in unexpected communions. They discover solidarity across distances as certainly as they find is ...more
Paperback, 111 pages
Published 1981 by New Day Publishers
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I have found this book at our school library and noticed no one has actually borrowed this book ever! And so I actually tried to read this novella since it's quite short and the story is quite linear.

The book focuses on the everyday life of people intertwined by the constellations of destiny. It is similar to Rosca's State of War in terms of the connection of three characters historically. I cannoy comment much on the book because it appears to be a lengthened short story with only one point--t
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Linda Ty-Casper is a highly-acclaimed Filipino writer. She was born as Belinda Ty in Manila, Philippines in 1931. Her father worked in the Philippine National Railways; her mother was a school teacher and textbook writer. It was her grandmother who told her stories about the Philippine struggle for independence, a topic she picked up in her novels. She has law degrees from the University of the Ph ...more

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