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Gun Dealers' Daughter

(2012)
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A young woman pieces together her troubled past in this story of rebellion and romance set in the Marcos-era Philippines. Soon after she leaves home for university in Manila, Soledad, Soliman (Sol) transforms herself from bookish rich girl to communist rebel. But is her allegiance to the principles of Mao or to Jed, the comrade she's in love with? Can she really be a part of the movement or is she just a "useful fool," a spoiled brat playing at revolution?

Far from the Philippines, in a mansion overlooking the Hudson River, Sol confesses her youthful indiscretions, unable to get past the fatal act of communist fervor that locked her memory in an endless loop.

Rich with wordplay and unforgettable imagery, Gun Dealers' Daughter combines the momentum of an amnesiac thriller with the intellectual delights of a Borgesian puzzle. In her American debut, award-winning author Gina Apostol delivers a riveting novel that illuminates the conflicted and little-known history of the Philippines, a country deeply entwined with our own.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2012 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Gun Dealers' Daughter
Author(s): Gina Apostol
ISBN: 0-393-06294-5 / 978-0-393-06294-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

November 2013 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Gun Dealers' Daughter
Author(s): Gina Apostol
ISBN: 0-393-34948-9 / 978-0-393-34948-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

June 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Gun Dealers' Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): Gina Apostol
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Gun Dealers' Daughter: A Novel: A Novel
Author(s): Gina Apostol
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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