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    My Sad Republic

    Eric Gamalinda

    Winner, National Book Award, Fiction, 2000
    First Prize, Centennial Literary Prize for the Novel, 1998
    A story of love, obsession, and loss, set against the epic background of the Philippine revolution against Spain and the Filipino?American War. Loosely based on the life of Papa Isio, a faith healer who declared a schism from the oppressive Spanish government and proclaimed himself the Pope of the republic, the novel takes us to a world of relentless savagery and eerie beauty, seen through the eyes not of victorious colonizers but of the vanquished people who lived through it: people portrayed with humor, sensuality, intelligence, and dignity.
    Manila: University of the Philippines Press and the Philippine Centennial Commission, 2000
    ISBN: 971-542-231-4
    393 pages

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