Bibliolepsy: A Novel (Hardcover)

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An ABA IndieNext Selection for January
A Bustle Most Anticipated Book of January
Winner of the Philippine National Book Award

Moving, sexy, and archly funny, Gina Apostol’s Philippine National Book Award-winning Bibliolepsy is a love letter to the written word and a brilliantly unorthodox look at the rebellion that brought down a dictatorship

It is the mid-eighties, two decades into the kleptocratic, brutal rule of Ferdinand Marcos. The Philippine economy is in deep recession, and civil unrest is growing by the day. But Primi Peregrino has her own priorities: tracking down books and pursuing romantic connections with their authors.

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Moving, sexy, and archly funny, Gina Apostol’s Philippine National Book Award-winning Bibliolepsy is a love letter to the written word and a brilliantly unorthodox look at the rebellion that brought down a dictatorship

Gina Apostol’s debut novel, available for the first time in the US, tells of a young woman caught between a lifelong desire to escape into books and a real-world revolution.

It is the mid-eighties, two decades into the kleptocratic, brutal rule of Ferdinand Marcos. The Philippine economy is in deep recession, and civil unrest is growing by the day. But Primi Peregrino has her own priorities: tracking down books and pursuing romantic connections with their authors.

For Primi, the nascent revolution means that writers are gathering more often, and with greater urgency, so that every poetry reading she attends presents a veritable “Justice League” of authors for her to choose among. As the Marcos dictatorship stands poised to topple, Primi remains true to her fantasy: that she, “a vagabond from history, a runaway from time,” can be saved by sex, love, and books.

More Information
ISBN 9781641292511
Length (cm) 14.5000
Width (cm) 2.0000
Height (cm) 21.8000
Publisher Soho Press
Publication Date Jan 4, 2022
Pages (number) 201
Genre Contemporary Fiction
Author Gina Apostol
Signed No
Format Hardcover
Editorial Reviews

“Extraordinary . . . Apostol’s language is a constant delight, frank and full of felicitous turns of phrase and abundant humor. Layered and fully realized, it’s deserving of several readings.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Full of little verbal surprises and humor . . . It’s fun to watch the author play with the contrast between her self-involved heroine, who frets that ‘the winds of change were making people sing folk songs that were driving me nuts, and the reality of radical political change.” —Kirkus Reviews

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