I Was the President's Mistress!!

Syjuco, Miguel

| 2022

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"Brilliant . . . Miguel Syjuco is his country's most original and unflinching literary voice." --Salman Rushdie It's a rare novel that leaves you reeling simultaneously with admiration, exhaustion, amazement at its author's reach and skill, and desolation at the world it spreads out before you . . . A] raging protest of a book." --James Lasdun, The New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice) From Miguel Syjuco, the winner of the Man Asian Literary Prize for Ilustrado, I Was the President's Mistress is an unflinching satire about power, corruption, sex, and all the other topics you were told never to discuss in polite company. First came the Sexy-Sexygate scandal. Then an impeachment trial. Finally, a battle royale for the presidency. At the center of this political typhoon is Vita Nova, the most famous movie star in the Philippines and a former...

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