The Third Infinitive
Toronto: TSAR, 1993.
9th floor PS8563 .I498 T45 1993
Manila in the 1950s — the War is over, memories of the Japanese occupation are fresh; America entices, Elvis is King, and James Dean a sweet daydream; but the nuns at the Maryknoll Catholic school lay down the discipline. This is the world of Jazz, Sis One and Sis Two, three daughters of a man who is a former Indian nationalist and his Filipina wife. … As the three girls come of age, and their innocent privileged world transforms, the conflicts of ethnic, national, and personal identity come to the fore, and they choose their separate ways, all intimately related to the Catholic ethos of service, charity, knowledge and love.