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The Sky Over Dimas

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  55 ratings  ·  9 reviews
This is a work of fiction, but in writing this novel, the author consulted numerous sources for information on the history of Negros. The first sentence of the book grabs you: “The fact is: George Torrecarion went crazy.”
Paperback, 258 pages
Published 2003 by De La Salle University Press
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Jun 21, 2015 marked it as to-read
This book is set in my home island. I read this in college, but I cannot remember most of it to rate fairly. I will have to re-read.
Inah Anunciacion
The Sky Over Dimas connects readers in both regional and national level. Vicente Garcia Groyon did his research in identifying a specific mythology on the elite of Negros and how sugar nourished a regional economy that favors these select few. For the Philippines is an agricultural country, this hacendero mythology reverberates all throughout its thousands of islands.

Being a novel populated with rich sugar barons, The Sky Over Dimas depicts important events in history through the eyes of disint
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
A well-written book that transports you to a different setting. A good depiction of dysfunctional rich Filipino families.
Risha Fernandez
Used this for my book journal in my Phil Lit class. If only I read this straight, I would have probably enjoyed it! But yeah, the book's a nice piece of work rich in macabre gossip and sarcasm. I still don't get the point of the ending though. ...more
Reginald Gregg
Oct 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A sad tale indeed. Lots of families have their bones in their closets. The torrecarions... they have a mass grave in theirs.
Dec 06, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
There were some good parts. Especially the first few chapters.
Neil Gabion
Aug 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction-novels
dramatic. dark. painful.
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Vicente Garcia Groyon was born in 1970 in Quezon City, Philippines. His novel The Sky over Dimas (De La Salle University Press, 2003) received the Grand Prize from the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, the Manila Critics Circle National Book Award, and the Madrigal-Gonzalez First Book Award. He has published a collection of short stories, On Cursed Ground and Other Stories (Univer ...more

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