The Disinherited

The Disinherited Manila Forty four year old Roger Caracera returns to his birthplace after nearly three decades in the United States He has come to bury the corrupt charismatic head of the family sugar dynasty

  • Title: The Disinherited
  • Author: Han Ong
  • ISBN: 9780374280758
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Disinherited

    Manila, 2000 Forty four year old Roger Caracera returns to his birthplace after nearly three decades in the United States He has come to bury the corrupt, charismatic head of the family sugar dynasty his estranged father, Jesus To Caracera s chagrin and pleasure, he is now viewed by his countrymen as the representative American a local tabloid even refers to him as aManila, 2000 Forty four year old Roger Caracera returns to his birthplace after nearly three decades in the United States He has come to bury the corrupt, charismatic head of the family sugar dynasty his estranged father, Jesus To Caracera s chagrin and pleasure, he is now viewed by his countrymen as the representative American a local tabloid even refers to him as a General Douglas MacArthur look alike And when his father s will is read, Caracera is stunned to discover that he has been left half a million dollars Unable to live with this burdensome inheritance, he decides to give his money away But who among the millions of needy Filipinos is he to focus on Traversing high and low life, societies rank and respectable, and with a cast of characters that includes a slum dwelling boy hustler, a middle aged American pederast, a rising Filipino tennis player, a calculating society matron, and a Peace Corps worker turned trophy wife, The Disinherited is an incisive and illuminating exploration of the impulse to do good in the world and the paradoxical harm brought on by generosity.

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    1. Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly

      The Philippines was his home for the first 16 years of his life, born to Chinese parents. Then he and his family immigrated to the United States. He went to high school there but dropped out only after a year. Almost immediately thereafter this high school dropout began writing plays, creating nearly 3 dozen works for the stage and he himself acted in several stage performances. In 1997, at age 29, he became one of the youngest MacArthur Fellows. Some call him a genius, comparing him to William [...]

    2. Shelley Ettinger

      A great book. I loved the writing--the twisty, contorted sentences that often arrive at a startling end I didn't see coming at the beginning--and I found his take on postcolonialism and its toll on human lives hard-hitting and absorbing. This book comes close to being a masterpiece. I'm so glad I stumbled upon it.

    3. Kate

      I didn't find this enthralling. Sometimes a novel is all the more engrossing because of a lack of sympathetic characters. Here, however, it wasn't the case.

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