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The Resource Smaller and smaller circles, F.H. Batacan

Smaller and smaller circles, F.H. Batacan

Label
Smaller and smaller circles
Title
Smaller and smaller circles
Statement of responsibility
F.H. Batacan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This harrowing murder mystery, winner of the Philippine National Book Award, follows two Catholic priests on the hunt for a serial killer in the notorious Payatas dump city of northern Manila. 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 neighborhoods in a city whose law enforcement is already stretched thin, devoid of forensic resources and rife with corruption. So when the eviscerated bodies of teenage boys begin to appear in the dump heaps, there is no one to seek justice on their behalf. In the rainy summer of 1997, two Jesuit priests take the matter of protecting their flock into their own hands. Father Gus Saenz has been a priest for three decades, but he is also a respected forensic anthropologist, one of the few in the Philippines, and has been tapped by the Director of the National Bureau of Investigations as a backup for police efforts. Together with his protege, Father Jerome Lucero, a psychologist, Saenz dedicates himself to tracking down the monster preying on these impoverished boys. 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 fascinating story about the Catholic Church and its place in its devotees' lives and communities"--
  • "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 neighborhoods in a city whose law enforcement is already stretched thin, devoid of forensic resources and rife with corruption. So when the eviscerated bodies of teenage boys begin to appear in the dump heaps, there is no one to seek justice on their behalf. In the rainy summer of 1997, two Jesuit priests take the matter of protecting their flock into their own hands. Father Gus Saenz has been a priest for three decades, but he is also a respected forensic anthropologist, one of the few in the Philippines, and has been tapped by the Director of the National Bureau of Investigations as a backup for police efforts. Together with his protege, Father Jerome Lucero, a psychologist, Saenz dedicates himself to tracking down the monster preying on these impoverished boys. 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 fascinating story about the Catholic Church and its place in its devotees' lives and communities"--
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DLC
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Batacan, F. H
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9550.9.B35
LC item number
S66 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catholic Church
  • Teenage boys
  • Serial murder investigation
  • Priests
  • Forensic anthropologists
  • Payatas (Philippines)
  • Quezon City (Philippines)
Label
Smaller and smaller circles, F.H. Batacan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Portions of this book were previously published in a novella form in the Philippines in 2002 by the University of the Philippines Press" -- Verso title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
357 pages
Isbn
9781616953980
Lccn
2015001668
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky273302933
  • (OCoLC)896980882
  • 899969
Label
Smaller and smaller circles, F.H. Batacan
Publication
Note
"Portions of this book were previously published in a novella form in the Philippines in 2002 by the University of the Philippines Press" -- Verso title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
357 pages
Isbn
9781616953980
Lccn
2015001668
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky273302933
  • (OCoLC)896980882
  • 899969

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