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Winner of the 2008 Man Asian Literary Prize, this witty and daring debut novel is a family saga covering 150 years of Philippine history. Miguel Syjuco’s endlessly enjoyable tale begins when a controversial Filipino writer’s body is washed up on the banks of the Hudson River. One of his students investigates and traces his the writer’s life back to their homelands through his poetry, stories, interviews, novels, and memoirs. This stylishly executed family saga covers 150 years of Philippine history.