Soledad's Sister


by Dalisay, Jose Jr.

Soledad's Sister

Price:  US$23.54   (SGD32.70*)
Format:  Paper Back, 194 pages
Published:  2008, Philippines, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789712720833
SB#:  052270 (803)

About This Book

Soledad's Sister is the second novel by Filipino author Jose Dalisay, and was shortlisted in the first The Man Asian Literary Prize in 2007. A casket arrives at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, bearing the body of a woman manifested as "Aurora V. Cabahug" - one of over 600 overseas Filipino workers who return as corpses to this airport every year. The real Aurora, however, is very much alive, a karaoke-bar singer in the distant town of Paez; the woman in the box must be her sister Soledad who used Rory's identity to secure a job in Saudi Arabia. No one knows for sure how this woman died; the body bears signs of foul play and abuse, and now waits to be claimed at the airport. Somewhere on its long way home, the body gets stolen, and things get even more confused than ever.


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