Ilustrado

A Novel
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Audio (12.67 hours)
Product Number: Z100028845
Released: Apr 30, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781400197200
Narrator/s: William Dufris
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Ilustrado opens with Crispin Salvador, lion of Philippine letters, dead in the Hudson River. His young acolyte, Miguel, sets out to investigate the author's suspicious death and the strange disappearance of an unfinished manuscript-a work that had been planned not just to return the once-great author to fame but to expose the corruption behind the rich families who have ruled the Philippines for generations. To understand the death, Miguel scours the life, charting Salvador's trajectory via his poetry, interviews, novels, polemics, and memoirs. The literary fragments become patterns become stories become epic: a family saga of four generations tracing 150 years of Philippine history forged under the Spanish, the Americans, and the Filipinos themselves. Finally, we are surprised to learn that this story belongs to young Miguel as much as to his lost mentor, and we are treated to an unhindered view of a society caught between reckless decay and hopeful progress. In the shifting terrain of this remarkably ambitious and daring first novel, Miguel Syjuco explores fatherhood, regret, revolution, and the mysteries of lives lived and abandoned.

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Author(s): Miguel Syjuco
Original Publish Date: Apr 30, 2010

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Author(s): Miguel Syjuco
Product Number EB00102557
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781429932394

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