salamanca cover & ateneo's press release
The Ateneo University Press and Fully Booked will launch "Salamanca" by Dean Francis Alfar, on Saturday, April 1, 2006, from 4 pm, at Fully Booked, Promenade, Greenhills.
"Salamanca," Palanca's grand prize winner for the novel in 2005, is a powerful love story that unfolds in the mythical town of Tagbaoran in Palawan, between Gaudencio Rivera, a writer whose prodigious sensuality fuels literary feats, and Jacinta Cordova, whose transcendent beauty ignites passions in the unlikeliest individuals but ironically discourages the townsfolk from bearing children of their own.
Of Alfar's first novel Caroline Hau writes, "this audacious work of imagination takes the reader on a magical excursion into Philippine life and history while setting new standards for the Filipino novel along the way."
"Salamanca" will be available at the Ateneo University Press after the launching (02-4265984; firstname.lastname@example.org), all branches of Fully Booked (02-7244057), Aeon (02-9269406), Bound (02-4117768), Popular (02-3722162), and Solidaridad (02-5230870).