Ilustrado by Miguel Syjuco

The premise behind Miguel Syjuco’s award-winning novel Ilustrado appears promising at the outset.  The body of Crispin Salvador, a legendary Filipino author, is found floating in the Hudson River.  The manuscript of his latest (and last) novel, a scathing roman à clef inditing the rich & powerful of Filipino society has disappeared. Enter Crispin’s protegé:  an aspiring author and troubled young man who doesn’t buy … Continue reading Ilustrado by Miguel Syjuco