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Ilustrado (Paperback)

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WINNER OF THE 2008 MAN ASIAN LITERARY PRIZE
NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

The result is a rich and dramatic family saga of four generations, tracing one hundred and fifty years of Philippine history forged under the Spanish, the Americans, and the Filipinos themselves. Exuberant and wise, wildly funny and deeply moving, Ilustrado is a daring and inventive debut novel that "begins as a murder mystery and develops into an ambitious exploration of cultural identity, ambition, and artistic purpose." (The New Yorker).

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WINNER OF THE 2008 MAN ASIAN LITERARY PRIZE
NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

It begins with a body. On a clear day in winter, the battered corpse of Crispin Salvador is pulled from the Hudson River. Gone, too, is the only manuscript of his final book, a work meant to rescue him from obscurity by exposing the crimes of the Filipino ruling families. Miguel, his student and only remaining friend, sets out for Manila to investigate.

The result is a rich and dramatic family saga of four generations, tracing one hundred and fifty years of Philippine history forged under the Spanish, the Americans, and the Filipinos themselves. Exuberant and wise, wildly funny and deeply moving, Ilustrado is a daring and inventive debut novel that "begins as a murder mystery and develops into an ambitious exploration of cultural identity, ambition, and artistic purpose." (The New Yorker).

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ISBN 9780312572938
Length (cm) 15.0000
Width (cm) 3.0000
Height (cm) 23.0000
Publisher Picador
Publication Date May 1, 2011
Pages (number) 336
Genre Contemporary Fiction
Author Miguel Syjuco
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Format Paperback
Editorial Reviews

“Ambitious . . . In a daring literary performance, Syjuco weaves the invented with the factual . . . Ilustrado is being presented as a tracing of 150 years of Philippine history, but it's considerably more than that . . . Spiced with surprises and leavened with uproariously funny moments, it is punctuated with serious philosophical musings.” ―Raymond Bonner, The New York Times Book Review

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