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Author Batacan, F. H., author.

Title Smaller and smaller circles / F.H. Batacan.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Soho Crime, [2015]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Fiction  F Batacan    ---  Available
Description 357 pages ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
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.
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Teenage boys -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Serial murder investigation -- Fiction.
Priests -- Fiction.
Forensic anthropologists -- Fiction.
Catholic Church -- Fiction.
Payatas (Philippines) -- Fiction.
Quezon City (Philippines) -- Fiction.
FICTION / Christian / General.
FICTION / Crime.
Genre/Form Mystery fiction.
Added Title Smaller & smaller circles
ISBN 9781616953980
9781616956639 (pbk.)

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