Empire Of Memory
|Dimension||8 x 5 inches, 375 g|
Two friends are hired by Marcos to rewrite Philippine history. Their mission: to make it appear that Marcos was destined to rule the country in perpetuity. Working from an office called the Agency for the Scientific Investigation of the Absurd, they embark on a journey that will take them across a surreal panorama of Philippine politics and history, and in the process question their morals and beliefs.
This landscape includes mythological sultans, mercenaries, the Beatles, a messianic Amerasian rock star, faith healers, spies, torturers, sycophants, social climbers, sugar barons, millenarian vigilantes, generals and communists the dizzying farrago of lovers and sinners who populate the countrys incredible story. By the end of their project and this breathtaking novel the reader emerges from a world that is at once familiar and unbelievable. Its what real life might look like if both heaven and hell were crammed into it, and all its creatures were let loose.
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