The Solemn Lantern Maker

Merlinda Bobis


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The Solemn Lantern Maker
Ten-year old Noland, a mute lantern maker, imagines an angel falling from the sky to the slums where he lives. But it is only an American tourist caught in a drive-by shooting of a political journalist. At a busy intersection in Manila, the magical and the seedy collide: shimmering lanterns and poverty, Christmas carols and prostitution, dreams of friendship and the global war on terror. This raw and hard-hitting tale of our times is delicately spare in its prose, with room for silences.

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