Bibliolepsy, by Gina Apostol

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Bibliolepsy was first published in 1997 and announced the arrival of a powerful new voice in Philippine literature. Finally available to US readers, this multi-layered novel begins as a coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of Ferdinand Marcos's final years in power before focusing more specifically on a woman's sexual awakening. Yet as Primi, a precocious bibliophile, discovers more about herself and the world around her, the fiction reveals its debt to the erotic films made during the Marcos dictatorship to comment on how a repressed society will always express itself despite stifling mores.

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ISBN: 9781641292511
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Published: Soho Press - January 4th, 2022