Gun Dealers' Daughter: A Novel (Paperback)
Winner of the PEN/Open Book Award
At university in Manila, young, bookish Soledad Soliman falls in with radical friends, defying her wealthy parents and their society crowd. Drawn in by two romantic young rebels, Sol initiates a conspiracy that quickly spirals out of control. Years later, far from her homeland, Sol reconstructs her fractured memories, writing a confession she hopes will be her salvation. Illuminating the dramatic history of the Marcos-era Philippines, this story of youthful passion is a tour de force.
About the Author
Gina Apostol won the Philippine National Book Award for her first two novels, Bibliolepsy and The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata. She lives in New York City and western Massachusetts.
Probes the hard truths of love, nationhood, and exile…Apostol is a fearless, stylish writer of substance.
— Jessica Hagedorn, author of Dogeaters
[B]rilliant…Apostol creates one of the most compelling characters in recent fiction.
— Brian Collins
[J]ust what literature needed. Fresh, funny, irreverent, it won me over immediately.
— Gary Shteyngart
[A] mesmerizing slow-burn of a book.
— Han Ong, author of Fixer Chao