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Ty-Casper, Linda. AWAITING TRESPASS: A PASION. New York City, NY: Readers International, 1985. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 180 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's breakthrough novel. The true First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with the paperback edition. Published in a very small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. Although extremely prolific, the Harvard-educated writer did not find an international audience until the publication of this novel. Banned in the Philippines during the Marcos regime, this is a novel of social satire and personal awakening seamlessly intertwined by the author: The story of two isolated people coming to find themselves in the midst of upheaval and the unintended social "message" of a controversial Papal Visit are effortlessly and beautifully evoked. As may be found in all her previous work, Linda Ty-Casper's concern as a novelist is the relation between the individual (and his right to a private life) and destiny, the inescapable and often brutal grip of History on him. Linda Ty-Casper has a degree in law from Harvard University but never practiced, deciding instead to devote herself to literature. A masterpiece, this is a "must-have" title for Linda Ty-Casper collectors. This title has been out-of-print for a very long time and is now collectible. This is one of extremely few copies of the true First Edition still available online and is in fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A very scarce copy thus. One of the most accomplished Filipino writers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER LINDA TY-CASPER TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0930523113. $30.00

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