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Author Apostol, Gina, author.

Title Insurrecto / Gina Apostol.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Soho Press, [2018]

Copies

Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Byron PL Adult Fiction - BYLY-14  FIC APO    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Adult Fiction - DKLY-12  FIC APO    AVAILABLE
 Freeport PL Adult Fiction - FPLY-13  FIC APOSTOL    AVAILABLE
 Kankakee PL NEW Material - KKBB-2  FIC APOSTOL    AVAILABLE
 Mokena Community PL Adult Fiction - MKBB-1  APOSTOL G    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Fiction - MPLG-6  NEW FIC APO    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Ficton New - NSLY-11  F APOSTOL    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Fiction - RIPG-6  FIC APOSTOL    IN-PROCESS
 Yorkville PL Adult Fiction NEW - YKBB-4  F APO    AVAILABLE
Description 316 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
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volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "Histories and personalities collide in this literary tour-de-force about the Philippines' present and America's past by the PEN Open Book Award-winning author of Gun Dealer's Daughter. Two women, a Filipino translator and an American filmmaker, go on a road trip in Duterte's Philippines, collaborating and clashing in the writing of a film script about a massacre during the Philippine-American War. Chiara is working on a film about an incident in Balangiga, Samar, in 1901, when Filipino revolutionaries attacked an American garrison, and in retaliation American soldiers created "a howling wilderness" of the surrounding countryside. Magsalin reads Chiara's film script and writes her own version. Insurrecto contains within its dramatic action two rival scripts from the filmmaker and the translator--one about a white photographer, the other about a Filipino schoolteacher. Within the spiraling voices and narrative layers of Insurrecto are stories of women--artists, lovers, revolutionaries, daughters--finding their way to their own truths and histories. Using interlocking voices and a kaleidoscopic structure, the novel is startlingly innovative, meditative, and playful. Insurrecto masterfully questions and twists narrative in the manner of Italo Calvino's If on a Winter's Night a Traveler, Julio Cortazar's Hopscotch, and Nabokov's Pale Fire. Apostol pushes up against the limits of fiction in order to recover the atrocity in Balangiga, and in so doing, she shows us the dark heart of an untold and forgotten war that would shape the next century of Philippine and American history"-- Provided by publisher.
Two women, a Filipino translator and an American filmmaker, go on a road trip in Duterte's Philippines, collaborating and clashing in the writing of a film script about a massacre during the Philippine-American War. Chiara is working on a film about an incident in Balangiga, Samar, in 1901, when Filipino revolutionaries attacked an American garrison, and in retaliation American soldiers created "a howling wilderness" of the surrounding countryside. Magsalin reads Chiara's film script and writes her own version. Through these two rival scripts-- one about a white photographer, the other about a Filipino schoolteacher-- find their way to their own truths and histories. -- adapted from publisher info.
Subject Duterte, Rodrigo Roa, 1945- -- Fiction.
Duterte, Rodrigo Roa, 1945- (OCoLC)fst01983595
FICTION / Family Life.
FICTION / War & Military.
Motion picture producers and directors -- Fiction.
Women -- Fiction.
Translators -- Fiction.
Motion picture producers and directors. (OCoLC)fst01027225
Translators. (OCoLC)fst01154833
Women. (OCoLC)fst01176568
Philippines -- Fiction.
Philippines -- History -- Philippine American War, 1899-1902 -- Fiction.
Philippines. (OCoLC)fst01205261
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Novels.
ISBN 9781616959449 (hardcover)
1616959444 (hardcover)
9781616959456 (softcover)
1616959452 (softcover)
9781616959463 (softcover)
1616959460 (softcover)

 
    
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