Ilustrado
- by Miguel Syjuco -
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Publication Date: January 1, 2010
Language: English
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Synopsis (To be released in early 2010) Ilustrado begins with Crispin Salvador, lion of Philippine letters, dead in the Hudson River. His acolyte Miguel investigates the author's demise and the disappearance of a manuscript about the corruption behind rich Filipino families. To understand the death, Miguel scours the life, charting Salvador's trajectory via his poetry, stories, interviews, novels, polemics and memoirs. The literary fragments become patterns become stories become epic: a family saga of four generations tracing 150 years of Philippine history forged under the Spanish, Americans and Filipinos themselves. Finally, the story twists, belonging to young Miguel as much as his lost mentor.
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Interview
Miguel Syjuco
Sarah Passmore is joined by Miguel Syjuco to talk about his debut novel -Ilustrado and his literary actitivites in Hong Kong with HKBU's International Writers Workshop.
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