Back-to-back novels with a critical introduction by Soledad S. Reyes. The first traces the rise to phenomenal fame of Felino Paras, an unsuccessful stage actor who nevertheless commands a cult following after he becomes a religious leader. In the second novel, a boarding house is the setting of an intricate drama that brings together a number of characters as viewed through the eyes of student Ernie.
Published in 2003. Finalist, 2004 Gintong Aklat Award, for Literature.