Smaller and Smaller Circles

Smaller and Smaller Circles

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In northeast Manila's Quezon City is a district called Payatas - a 50-acre dump that is home to thousands of people who live off of what they can scavenge there. It is one of the poorest neighbourhoods in a city whose law enforcement is already stretched thin, devoid of forensic resources and rife with corruption. Cited as the first Filipino crime novel, Smaller And Smaller Circles is a poetic masterpiece of literary noir, a sensitive depiction of a time and place and a fascinating story about the Catholic Church and its place in its devotees' lives and communities.
Publisher: New York :, Soho Crime,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781616956639
1616956631
Characteristics: 357 pages

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paschalville
Oct 15, 2015

This book is a solid crime novel. While set in Manila, the city doesn't factor into the story all that much, although Filipino culture and norms do factor in more. While not the best mystery book I've ever read, I'd probably read at least one more book by this author to see where she's going with her writing and style. I believe this is her first book.

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