Gun Dealers' Daughter
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Soon after she leaves home for university in Manila, SoledadSoliman (Sol) transforms herself from bookish rich girl to communist rebel. Butis her allegiance to the principles of Mao or to Jed, the comrade she s in lovewith? Can she really be a part of the movement or is she just a useful fool, a spoiled brat playing at revolution?Far from the Philippines, in a mansion overlooking the Hudson River, Sol confesses her youthfulindiscretions, unable to get past the fatal act of communist fervor that lockedher memory in an endless loop. Rich with wordplay and unforgettable imagery, Gun Dealers Daughtercombines the momentum of anamnesiac thriller with the intellectual delights of a Borgesian puzzle. In herAmerican debut, award-winning author Gina Apostol delivers a riveting novelthat illuminates the conflicted and little-known history of the Philippines, acountry deeply entwined with our own.