When an article about a boy who was killed after being tagged by police as a drug runner lands on his desk, journalist Zechariah ‘Zeke’ Dipasupil feels the story deserves to be on the front page. He empathizes with the dead boy whose cries were unjustly silenced since he also lost his voice as a child.
He grew up without knowing his father and had to look after his mother who suffered from depression and other ailments. His fight to defend the weak and the voiceless caught in the middle of the government’s war against illegal drugs is reminiscent of the activist movement during the Martial Law years in the Philippines. Later, he meets his long lost grandmother who reveals the truth about his father.
As he struggles to rise above societal oppression, he finally finds the courage to respond to the many unsettling silences in his personal life
About the Author:
I.S.A. Crisostomo-Lopez is a writer based in Binan City, Philippines. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts from the University of the Philippines Los Baños in 1996 and her Master’s degree in Creative Writing from De La Salle University Manila in 2003. She is married with four children.
She has published several works of fiction including Passage, which was anthologized in Hoard of Thunder 2: Philippine Short Stories in English by UP Press. She has also written storybooks for children, Si Lola Apura at si Lolo Un Momento published by Adarna House and Ang Bisikleta ni Kyla, a volunteer book project published by Philam Foundation.
Her latest work is a science fiction trilogy, the Driftland series, written for young adult readers.
Please note that: the shipping charge is not included in the total price. One of our agents will contact you for shipping details.
For More Info: