By F. Sionil Jose
With Dusk (originally released within the Philippines as Po-on), F. Sionil Jose starts his five-novel Rosales Saga, which the poet and critic Ricaredo Demetillo known as "the first nice Filipino novels written in English." Set within the Eighteen Eighties, Dusk files the exile of a tenant kinfolk from its village and the hot lifestyles it makes an attempt to make within the small city of Rosales. right here commences the epic story of a relations unwillingly thrown into the turmoil of heritage. yet this is often greater than a ancient novel; it's also the everlasting tale of man's tortured look for real religion and the bigger which means of lifestyles. Jose has accomplished a fiction of amazing scope and fervour, a ebook as significant to Philippine literature as One Hundred Years of Solitude is to Latin American literature.
"The most suitable Filipino novelist in English, his novels deserve a much broader readership than the Philippines can offer."--Ian Buruma, manhattan assessment of Books
"Tolstoy himself, let alone Italo Svevo, could envy the writer of this story."--Chicago Tribune