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WINGS OF STONE - Scarce Fine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing

Ty-Casper, Linda

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ISBN 10: 0930523261 / ISBN 13: 9780930523268
Published by New York City, NY: Readers International, 1986
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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1st Printing. 170 pages. Published in 1986. The author's novel on the Marcos Era. Now considered a late-modern classic. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with the Softcover Edition. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now rare. Presents Linda Ty-Casper's "Wings of Stone". Her ferocious indictment of state-sponsored corruption and criminality. Set against the corruption of the Marcos regime, this is a novel of world-class stature and cemented the author's international reputation. "Ty-Casper's prose glitters. This is a riveting story of the Philippines in the last years of the Marcos era" (Publishers Weekly). As may be found in all her previous work, Linda Ty-Casper's concern as a novelist is the relation between the individual (and his right to a private life) and the inescapable and often brutal grip of History on him. Linda Ty-Casper has a degree in law from Harvard University but never practiced, deciding instead to devote herself to literature. An absolute "must-have" title for Linda Ty-Casper collectors. This title is a late-modern classic. This is one of very few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A scarce copy thus. One of the most accomplished Filipino writers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER LINDA TY-CASPER TITLE IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0930523261. Bookseller Inventory # 69

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Title: WINGS OF STONE - Scarce Fine Copy of The ...

Publisher: New York City, NY: Readers International, 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: no

Edition: 1st Edition.

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This is a provocative novel about a Filipino who, on the eve of the recent revolution, returns home after living in the United States for 13 years. Ty-Casper, author of Awaiting Trespass, traces the man's inner thoughts as he gropes for meaning in a land pervaded by corruption and incongruities of nightmarish proportions and where the violence of the dying regime is a principle of life. For Johnny Manalo, the Philippines are familiar yet strange, and rather than being galvanized into activism he suffers from self-admitted political impotence. Dreaming of flight and freedom, he finds that he merely has wings of stone. The narrative ends with the destruction of a squatter camp in a terrifying conflagration, an occurrence that poses a question about the future of the Philippines: will life and rebirth emerge from the chaos and flames?
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