The Betrayed

September 16, 2022|
The Betrayed by Reine Arcache Melvin
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Set during a time of political upheaval and civil unrest, The Betrayed tells a sensual and sprawling story about two sisters who love the same man. Passionately told, and portraying a Philippines rarely seen in fiction, Reine Archache Melvin’s American debut is a gripping, sensual story that readers will not soon forget.

Shy, idealistic Pilar is resolved to carry on her dead father’s fight against the dictatorial regime in control of their homeland, while her flamboyant older sister Lali reacts to their father’s death by marrying the enemy—Arturo, the dictator’s godson. Each sister is prey to her desires and ambitions as she tries to find her place in a rapidly changing world.

Taking in the Philippines’ troubled history from the Marcos dictatorship to the establishment of the current autocratic regime, and expertly layering into this timely story many aspects of the human condition, The Betrayed is a complex and luminous novel.

Reine Arcache Melvin is a Filipino-American author whose works focus on the Philippines and the lives of Filipinos both at home and abroad. Arcache Melvin's short-story collection A Normal Life and Other Stories won the Philipine National Book Award for Fiction in 1999. The Betrayed is her first novel.
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Title:The Betrayed
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:464 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:464 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 in
Published:September 16, 2022
Publisher:Europa Editions
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781609457730

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