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The main issues being discussed in , I think, are the same issues that most Filipino novels, in whatever language, have long wrestled with: poverty, injustice, the pursuit of the good life, as well as of a sense of belonging (to family).

Its basic narrative formula is that someone is looking for someone or something—which, in nearly every case, is the person guilty of the crime.That Walter and Aurora might even hook up together. “Just like that.” In the novel, Dalisay puts flesh and blood to an otherwise mere statistic, and in the process tells the story of the Philippines where there are not enough jobs; where people steal or kidnap or whore for money; where Filipinos, indeed, leave their country for a better life.But perhaps it does not matter, what happens to Walter or Aurora, for the novel is not about them, but is about Soledad, who only happens to be the victim of a crime. The author focuses the narrative on the victim, giving her more importance than the agent or her sister; more importance than the crime itself or its solution.The “case” falls into the hands of a policeman, Walter Zamora, who traces the real Aurora and informs her of the body bearing her name.Aurora reckons that the body belongs to Soledad, her sister, who had used Aurora’s name in order to secure a job in Saudi Arabia.

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