The fish pearl and other stories

"Set in Zamboanga at the height of World War II. This novel casts a different light on the horrors of war by transplanting a colorful cast of characters -- men, women and children, civilians, politicians and soldiers, Filipinos, indigenous people and Japanese -- from common scenes of razed vill...

Full description

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Enriquez, Antonio (Author)
Resource Type: Book
Language:English
Published: Manila University of Santo Tomas Publishing House [2016]
Subjects:
Description
Summary:"Set in Zamboanga at the height of World War II. This novel casts a different light on the horrors of war by transplanting a colorful cast of characters -- men, women and children, civilians, politicians and soldiers, Filipinos, indigenous people and Japanese -- from common scenes of razed villages, bloody trenches, and blitzkrieg skies to a vast and unknown forest, in which they face the dangers of the jungle, Japanese atrocities, U.S. air raids, starvation and cannibalism, and strange half-human, half animal creatures: the river people and the cliff-dwellers. Toeing the line between morality and monstrosity, savagery and survival, they learn what it means to love and to forgive -- and ultimately, to be human -- in dark and trying times" -- [Publisher's website]
Physical Description:xv, 206 pages 23 cm.
ISBN:9789715067997 (paperback)