Looks through the characters in the folk stories of the past and the Bikol people of the present. The use of folk stories to complete the action marks a striking technical innovation, blending past and present while keeping the narrative moving into the future. . . . runs together the time of the epic with contemporary time.
Published in 2006. Second printing 2008. Winner, 2006 National Book Award, Juan C. Laya Award for Best Novel in a Philippine Language.