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La Tercera

By Gina Apostol

Gina Apostol deserves to be considered among the century’s great writers.

Having read four other novels before La Tercera, I was prepared for a rich experience. However, this novel is a tour de force – in keeping with her mentor at Johns Hopkins, postmodernist author John Barth, another of my all-time favorites.

The language was immediate and impactful, sometimes obscure if you do not understand Tagalog, Waray, or Bisaya, but it brought another layer to this multilayered story of a family’s survival, a sidelong view of the American war in the early 1900s, and how a granddaughter returns home to metabolize it all.

La Tercera

By Gina Apostol

Gina Apostol deserves to be considered among the century’s great writers.

Having read four other novels before La Tercera, I was prepared for a rich experience. However, this novel is a tour de force – in keeping with her mentor at Johns Hopkins, postmodernist author John Barth, another of my all-time favorites.

The language was immediate and impactful, sometimes obscure if you do not understand Tagalog, Waray, or Bisaya, but it brought another layer to this multilayered story of a family’s survival, a sidelong view of the American war in the early 1900s, and how a granddaughter returns home to metabolize it all.

La Tercera

By Gina Apostol

Gina Apostol deserves to be considered among the century’s great writers.

Having read four other novels before La Tercera, I was prepared for a rich experience. However, this novel is a tour de force – in keeping with her mentor at Johns Hopkins, postmodernist author John Barth, another of my all-time favorites.

The language was immediate and impactful, sometimes obscure if you do not understand Tagalog, Waray, or Bisaya, but it brought another layer to this multilayered story of a family’s survival, a sidelong view of the American war in the early 1900s, and how a granddaughter returns home to metabolize it all.

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