Toronto: Hamish Hamilton Canada, 2010.
9th floor PS8637 .Y38 I48 2010
Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)
Miguel Syjuco’s debut novel, Ilustrado, opens with Crispin Salvador, lion of Philippine letters, dead in the Hudson River. His young student, Miguel, sets out to investigate the author’s fatal departure from his encroaching obscurity and the suspicious disappearance of an unfinished manuscript—a work that had been planned to not just return the once-great author to fame, but to expose the corruption behind rich families who have ruled the Philippines for generations.
Awards and Honours
2008 Man Asian Literary Prize (Winner)
2008 Palanca Award — Novel category (Winner)
2010 Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Fiction Prize (Quebec Writers’ Federation) (Winner)