Dead Season

Dead Season

A Story of Murder and Revenge on the Philippine Island of Negros

Book - 1996
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Random House, Inc.
This gripping investigation of a savage murder on the Philippine island of Negros illuminates the tangled and violent interplay of colonialism's legacy. As Alan Berlow investigates the murder, he discovers the ultimate cause imbedded in the history and culture of a society locked into cycles of violent conflict behind a facade of democratic government.

Baker & Taylor
Describes the seemingly senseless murders of a Filipino sugarcane worker and his family, the links between those killings and a series of baffling deaths, and their meaning in a culture rooted in colonialism and superstition. 12,500 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Alan Berlow's investigation of the seemingly senseless killing of a sugarcane worker and his family in the small Philippine town of Himamaylan uncovers the connections between a series of puzzling deaths: the assassination of the town's most powerful landowner, the shooting of a member of the military's elite corps, and the disappearance of a suspected military informer. In establishing the surprising links between these events, Berlow captures the dynamics of an entire culture: one mired in atavistic rules and the tangled legacy of colonialism. Dead Season unfolds with a brooding inevitability, shedding light on a society of intricate collusions and turbulent cycles of retribution and recrimination. It is a book of stunning beauty and insight.

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c1996
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780679426646
Characteristics: xvi, 302 p. : maps ; 24 cm


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