Gun Dealers' Daughter

Gina Apostol (Author)
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Description

At university in Manila, young, bookish Soledad Soliman falls in with radical friends, defying her wealthy parents and their society crowd. Drawn in by two romantic young rebels, Sol initiates a conspiracy that quickly spirals out of control. Years later, far from her homeland, Sol reconstructs her fractured memories, writing a confession she hopes will be her salvation. Illuminating the dramatic history of the Marcos-era Philippines, this story of youthful passion is a tour de force.

Product Details

Price
$14.95
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
November 04, 2013
Pages
294
Dimensions
5.54 X 0.77 X 8.31 inches | 0.54 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393349481
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About the Author

Gina Apostol is the PEN/Open Award winning author of Gun Dealers' Daughter, as well as a two time winner of the National Book Award in the Philippines for her novels Bibliolepsy and The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata. Her short stories have appeared in various anthologies and journals.

Reviews

[J]ust what literature needed. Fresh, funny, irreverent, it won me over immediately.--Gary Shteyngart
[A] mesmerizing slow-burn of a book.--Han Ong, author of Fixer Chao
Probes the hard truths of love, nationhood, and exile...Apostol is a fearless, stylish writer of substance.--Jessica Hagedorn, author of Dogeaters
[B]rilliant...Apostol creates one of the most compelling characters in recent fiction.--Brian Collins