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The Adventures of Cayo Malínao and Other Philippine Novelettes = La Adventura de Cayo Malinao y Otras Novelas Filipinas

Author :  Guillermo Gomez Windham; (Translator) Robert S. Rudder

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Country
Philippines
Publisher
Vibal Foundation, Inc., Philippines
ISBN 9789719708445
Format PaperBack
Language English & Spanish
Year of Publication 2023
Bib. Info xxviii , 204p.
Product Weight 400 gms.
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In The Adventures of Cayo Malinao, a hardworking bookkeeper Cayo Malinao—who, from childhood, has led a virtuous and modest life—finally encounters a temptation he can’t resist when he reunites with his childhood best friend Vincentito, now a dissolute card sharp. In thrall to Vincentito, Cayo swiftly falls into a heady addiction to gambling, women, and vice, risking the life he built through the years for what he believes will be the winning gamble of a lifetime. A poor studious bibliophile attempts to aid his sick mother, but ends up in jail, a seemingly disastrous twist of fate that instead leads him to an exceptional career as the wealthy customs inspector Rufino Rojo in The Promotions of Inspector Rojo. Rojo is assisted in his fortuitous ascents up the rungs of life by well-meaning superiors and fortunate coincidences. However, it is Rojo himself who determines his destiny by behaving with utmost sobriety and following every social dictum, proving that success is not always a matter of courage and ambition. In Aunt Pasia, the titular character is the widow of a slain revolutionary desperately seeking to avenge her husband, who was assassinated by the local bandit chief Captain Palas. When authorities turn a blind eye, Aunt Pasia becomes obsessed with Palas, hounding his tracks until he gets arrested, and eventually hanged. In the process, Aunt Pasia becomes consumed by her own vindictiveness. The death of her arch-nemesis doesn’t give her peace; instead, it portends the haunting of a nightmare of her own making that almost drives her insane.

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1. Short stories, Philippine (Spanish) - Translations into English. 2. Philippine fiction (Spanish) ? 20th century ? Translations into English. 3. Philippine fiction (English) ? 20th century ? Translations from Spanish. 4. Authors, Filipino ? 20th century ? Literary collections. 5. Philippines ? Social life and customs. 6. Windhan, Guillermo Gomez, 1880-1957.

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