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I didn t find this enthralling Sometimes a novel is all the engrossing because of a lack of sympathetic characters Here however it wasn t the case Thank God it s over That is all A great book I loved the writing the twisty contorted sentences that often arrive at a startling end I didn t see coming at the beginning and I found his take on postcolonialism and its toll on human lives hard hitting and absorbing This book comes close to being a masterpiece I m so. Manila 2000 Forty four ear old Roger Caracera returns to his birthplace after nearly three decades in the United States He has come to bury the corrupt charismatic head of the family sugar dynasty his estranged father Jesus To Caracera's chagrin and pleasure he is now viewed by his countrymen as the representative American; a local tabloid even refers to hi.
Some call him a genius comparing him to William Shakespeare his lack of formal education not preventing him from writing topnotch plays and novels You look at his picture in this book and if without knowing who he is and ou re made to guess if he s a playwrightnovelist or the next opponent of Manny Pacuiao ou would most likely pick the latter He looks like a boxer or a cargador at the pier or a tough Mongolian warrior under Genghis Khan That s the author Han On. E and with a cast of characters that includes a slum dwelling boy hustler a middle aged American pederast a rising Filipino tennis player a calculating society matron and a Peace Corps worker turned trophy wife The Disinherited is an incisive and illuminating exploration of the impulse to do good in the world and the paradoxical harm brought on by generosity.
Glad I stumbled upon it The Philippines was his home for the first 16 Falling Through Clouds years of his life born to Chinese parents Then he and his family immigrated to the United States He went to high school there but dropped out only after aear Almost immediately thereafter this high school dropout began writing plays creating nearly 3 dozen works for the stage and he himself acted in several stage performances In 1997 at age 29 he became one of the oungest MacArthur Fellows. M as a General Douglas MacArthur look alike And when his father's will is read Caracera is stunned to discover that he has been left half a million dollars Unable to live with this burdensome inheritance he decides to give his money away But who among the millions of needy Filipinos is he to focus on Traversing high and low life societies rank and respectabl.