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Recent events in the Philippines - the 1986 People Power Revolution, the ouster of President Marcos, the election of Corazon Aquino, and the coup of 1989 - are the backdrop of this new novel by a celebrated Filipina writer. She focuses on the experiences of the people in and beyond Gulod, a barrio that "has spread like a field sown by a blind hand" on the outskirts of Mani ...more
Paperback, 480 pages
Published April 1st 1997 by University of Washington Press (first published May 1996)
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Started this near June 12 because I was in the mood for a Filipino story written by a Filipino, so what better way to celebrate our independence than with a book about one of the biggest triumphs of our country?

Unfortunately, I had a hard time connecting with the characters. I appreciated the fact that we were given a wide range of characters that were able to shed different lights on a national event, but I would have preferred it if emphasis and development were given to the characters we alr
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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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