|Author||Dean Francis Alfar|
|Dimension||5 x 7|
"Dean Alfar's spirited first novel is about the sorcery wrought by love, lust and literature, by friendship, family, and the Filipino nation. Salamanca streaks across decades and spaces, tracking the stormy relationship between polymorphous-perverse Gaudencio Rivera, whose passions ignite prodigious feats of writing and wandering, and Palawena beauty Jacinta Gordova, whose perfection transmutes walls into glass and adoration into art. Tracing the arc of an imperfect marriage sundered by acts of nature (not least human) and sutured by acts of will (not least nonhuman), and vividly peopled by a multigenerational and multinational cast of kith and kin, this audacious work of imagination takes the reader on a magical excursion into Philippine life and history while setting new standards for the Filipino novel along the way." --- Caroline S. Hau
Dean Francis Alfar is playwright, essayist, and fictionist whose works have been performed and published locally and abroad. He has won eight Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature and the Manila Critics' Circle National Book Award for the acclaimed graphic novel Siglo: Freedom. He recently edited the first volume of Philippine Speculative Fiction. He is also a comic book creator (The Lost, ab ovo, and the grafiction anthology Siglo: Passion), and a marketing and publishing entrepreneur. Salamanca is his first novel.
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