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A three-day wake in Manila mourning the aged playboy Don Severino Gil is the setting for social satire and personal awakening. Unusually, his coffin is closed. Why?Among the powerful Gil family of doctors, lawyers, socialites, priests, businessmen as well as the rare student dissident speculation grows rife, but soon moves on to the topic of the Pope's planned visit to the ...more
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Published May 20th 2020 by Readers International (first published September 1985)
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Brian
Aug 15, 2014 rated it really liked it

Family patriarch Don Severino Gil has died, and Linda Ty-Casper knits a tremendous story of a suffering land surrounding the grieving affluent Filipino family. The story is told through the eyes of the favored niece Telly - her unstable life plays the parallel to the Philippines people beyond the privileged life of her clan.

The Marcos dictatorship supplies the background for this novel, and although the government is never alluded to directly in the story, this book was still banned in Ty-Casper
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Manila, 1981. An old, rich playboy, Don Severino Gil, passed away under mysterious circumstances. His coffin with his body inside was delivered at his ancestral house sealed. No one knew, at first, why it was sealed. People attending the wake had all sorts of suspicions why.

The country, then, was under the grip of a dictatorship (though President Marcos' name was never mentioned here even once). The blurbs say this book, first published in 1985 abroad, could not be published in the Philippines f
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"Awaiting Trespass" finds a prominent upper-crust family in Manila coping with the unexpected death and funeral of its oldest member, Don Severino Gil. There is a divide between the older generation, represented by Don Severino's three sisters, who are old-fashioned, formal, and very conscious of appearances, and the younger generation, represented by his divorced, occasionally suicidal niece Telly, a poet, and his estranged son Sevi, a priest, who are less comfortable supporting a regime that t ...more
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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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