By Miguel Syjuco; Victoria Alonso Blanco (Translator)
(TusQuets, Paperback, 9788483832622, 382pp.)

Publication Date: January 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Compact Disc, Compact Disc, MP3 CD

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On a cold dawn, the body of Crispin Salvador, the controversial patriarch of Philippine literature is extracted from the waters of the Hudson River in New York. It is rumored that he has committed suicide. A manuscript of the book he was writing is also missing. A great work that would end years of silence and ostracism, that would settle the history of his country, revealing the lies, corruption and abuse of the powerful families that carry decades leading the country.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Author Miguel Syjuco speaks to Lynn Neary about the recent elections in the Philippines. Syjuco, a native of that country, was born into a political family. He writes about the politics of the Philippines in his new novel Ilustrado. More at

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