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Dusk

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Dusk

By F. Sionil Jose

Modern Library, Paperback, 9780375751448, 352pp.

Publication Date: April 28, 1998

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With Dusk (originally published in the Philippines as Po-on), F. Sionil Jose begins his five-novel Rosales Saga, which the poet and critic Ricaredo Demetillo called -the first great Filipino novels written in English.- Set in the 1880s, Dusk records the exile of a tenant family from its village and the new life it attempts to make in the small town of Rosales. Here commences the epic tale of a family unwillingly thrown into the turmoil of history. But this is more than a historical novel; it is also the eternal story of man's tortured search for true faith and the larger meaning of existence. Jose has achieved a fiction of extraordinary scope and passion, a book as meaningful to Philippine literature as One Hundred Years of Solitude is to Latin American literature.


-The foremost Filipino novelist in English, his novels deserve a much wider readership than the Philippines can offer.---Ian Buruma, New York Review of Books

-Tolstoy himself, not to mention Italo Svevo, would envy the author of this story.---Chicago Tribune.

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