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Born to an impoverished warlord clan, twins Hector and Katerina come to dominate the Philippines through their political and social maneuvering. By the author of State of War.
Hardcover, Philippine Edition, 269 pages
Published March 1st 1992 by Institute of Women's Studies, St Scholastica
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This novel was written nearly three decades ago but it was able to reflect the political situations we have in the present, which I think, says a lot. The political satire and the story of the Basbas twins was really good. But I have to admit that the writing style personally threw me off a lot of times that I almost gave up on it if not for how the story eventually picked up fast halfway. Overall, it was still a good read.
Ninotchka Rosca is an outstanding contemporary writer, human rights activist and feminist. She is the author of six books: her short story collections include Bitter Country and Monsoon Country; her two novels are State of War and Twice Blessed which earned the 1993 American Book Award for excellence in literature; and her books of non-fiction are Endgame: The Fall of Marcos and Jose Maria Sison: ...more