The Betrayed: A Novel
- About the Book
Set in a time of dictatorship and political upheaval, The Betrayed tells the story of two sisters who love the same man. Their passion threatens to lead them to betray not only each other, but all that their father stood for. Shy, idealistic Pilar initially resolves to carry on her father’s fight against the dictator, while her flamboyant older sister Lali reacts by marrying the enemy—Arturo, the dictator’s godson. Each tries to find their place in this violent world, but can they withstand the corruption of politics and the relentless pull of their own desires? What price must one pay for passion?
- About the Author(s)
Reine Arcache Melvin, AuthorReine Arcache Melvin was born in Manila to a Filipino-American family. She attended university in the United States, traveled through India and Europe, and now lives in Paris. Her book A Normal Life and Other Stories won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1999.