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  • SMALLER AND SMALLER CIRCLES. by Batacan, F.H.
    Batacan, F.H.
    SMALLER AND SMALLER CIRCLES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2015) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, winner of the Philippine National Book Award and considered the first Filipino crime novel. "Payatas, a 50-acre dump northeast of Manilas Quezon City, is home to thousands of people who live off of what they can scavenge there. . . . when the eviscerated bodies of preteen boys begin to appear in the dump heaps, there is no one to seek justice on their behalf. In the rainy summer of 1997, two Jesuit priests take the matter of protecting their flock into their own hands. Father Gus Saenz is a respected forensic anthropologist, one of the few in the Philippines, and has been tapped by…

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    New York: SOHO Press, (2015) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, winner of the Philippine National Book Award and considered the first Filipino crime novel. "Payatas, a 50-acre dump northeast of Manilas Quezon City, is home to thousands of people who live off of what they can scavenge there. . . . when the eviscerated bodies of preteen boys begin to appear in the dump heaps, there is no one to seek justice on their behalf. In the rainy summer of 1997, two Jesuit priests take the matter of protecting their flock into their own hands. Father Gus Saenz is a respected forensic anthropologist, one of the few in the Philippines, and has been tapped by the Director of the National Bureau of Investigations as a backup for police efforts. Together with his protg, Father Jerome Lucero, a psychologist, Saenz dedicates himself to tracking down the monster preying on these impoverished boys." 357 pp. ISBN: 978-1616953980.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73167
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  • THE LAST TIME I SAW MOTHER. by Chai, Arlene J.
    Chai, Arlene J.
    THE LAST TIME I SAW MOTHER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Fawcett Columbine, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this author who was born in Manila in the Philippines of Spanish, Chinese and Filipino ancestry, and who now lives in Australia. Cover praise from Amy Tan who called this "A remarkable first novel filled with family secrets and the intersection of personal and world histories, told through four mesmerizing voices." Dust jacket art by Julie Quinlivan. 340 pp. ISBN: 0-449-910687.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35906
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  • TOXICOLOGY. by Hagedorn, Jessica.
    Hagedorn, Jessica.
    TOXICOLOGY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (2011.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth novel by this award winning writer who was born and raised in the Philippines - set in Manhattan's West Village, this centers on two women - one a maker of low budget slasher films, the other an aging scandalous literary figure, addicted to cocaine and alcohol. Explores the connection between creativity and self-destruction. 225 pp. ISBN: 9780670022571.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 54138
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  • DOGEATERS by Hagedorn, Jessica
    Hagedorn, Jessica
    DOGEATERS

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Pantheon, 1990. SIGNED first edition - First novel (3rd book) by this Filipina poet and playwright - set in Manila in the late 50's where Hollywood dreams collide with the violence of living under a dictatorship. SIGNED on the title page. Nominated for the National Book Award and selected as the best book of the year by the Before Columbus Foundation. 212 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed blue wrappers. An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 80692
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  • WHEN THE ELEPHANTS DANCE. by Holthe, Tess Uriza.
    Holthe, Tess Uriza.
    WHEN THE ELEPHANTS DANCE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Crown, (2002.). First edition - Her first novel, the story of a family trying to survive the Japanese occupation of the Philippine Islands during World War II by banding together and telling stories. Inspired by the experiences of her father who was a young boy during the war. 372 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (an unread copy, but with toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 69304
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  • WHEN THE ELEPHANTS DANCE. by Holthe, Tess Uriza.
    Holthe, Tess Uriza.
    WHEN THE ELEPHANTS DANCE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Crown, (2002.). SIGNED first edition - Her first novel, the story of a family trying to survive the Japanese occupation of the Philippine Islands during World War II. SIGNED on the title page. 372 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 80771
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  • WHEN THE ELEPHANTS DANCE. by Holthe, Tess Uriza.
    Holthe, Tess Uriza.
    WHEN THE ELEPHANTS DANCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her first novel, the story of a family trying to survive the Japanese occupation of the Philippine Islands during World War II. SIGNED on the title page. 387 pp. ISBN: 0-609609521.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80772
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  • MY HOLLYWOOD. by Simpson, Mona
    Simpson, Mona
    MY HOLLYWOOD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010, dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at "two contemporary marriages - one in America and one in the Philippines - and witness their endangerment, despite the best of intentions." SIGNED on the title page. 369 pp. ISBN: 9780307273529.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 57272
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  • THE LOWEST BLUE FLAME BEFORE NOTHING. by Stapleton, Lara.
    Stapleton, Lara.
    THE LOWEST BLUE FLAME BEFORE NOTHING.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, (1998). SIGNED first edition - The first book by this award winning Filipina American writer, a collection of twelve short stories with settings ranging from Manila to the US Midwest. They "unerringly map that place in the human heart where exaltation and humiliation, hope and fear, merge." SIGNED by the author on the first page. 195 pp. ISBN: 1-879960540.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 80086
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