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Smaller and Smaller Circles

(2015)
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This harrowing mystery, winner of the Philippine National Book Award, follows two Catholic priests on the hunt through Manila for a brutal serial killer.

Payatas, a 50-acre dump northeast of Manila's Quezon City, is home to thousands of people who live off of what they can scavenge there. It is one of the poorest neighborhoods in a city whose law enforcement is already stretched thin, devoid of forensic resources, and rife with corruption. So 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 protege, Father Jerome Lucero, a psychologist, Saenz dedicates himself to tracking down the monster preying on these impoverished boys. Smaller and Smaller Circles, widely regarded as the first Filipino crime novel, is a poetic masterpiece of literary noir, a sensitive depiction of a time and place and a fascinating story about the Catholic Church and its place in its devotees' lives.

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Hardback Editions

August 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Smaller and Smaller Circles
Author(s): F H Batacan
ISBN: 1-61695-398-5 / 978-1-61695-398-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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Paperback Editions

June 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Smaller and Smaller Circles (Soho Crime)
Author(s): F H Batacan
ISBN: 1-61695-663-1 / 978-1-61695-663-9 (USA edition)
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September 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Smaller And Smaller Circles
Author(s): F H Batacan
ISBN: 1-61695-527-9 / 978-1-61695-527-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Press Inc
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2005 : Paperback
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Title: Smaller and Smaller Circles
Author(s): F H Batacan
ISBN: 9715423647 / 978-9715423649
Publisher: University of the Philippines
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Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Smaller and Smaller Circles
Author(s): F H Batacan
Publisher: Recorded Books
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August 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Smaller and Smaller Circles
Author(s): F H Batacan
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Smaller and Smaller Circles
Author(s): F H Batacan
Publisher: Soho Crime
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August 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Smaller and Smaller Circles
Author(s): F H Batacan
Publisher: Soho Crime
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