Ilustrado opens with Crispin Salvador, lion of Philippine letters, dead in the Hudson River. His young acolyte, Miguel, sets out to investigate the author's suspicious death and the strange disappearance of an unfinished manuscript---a work that had been planned not just to return the once-great author to fame but to expose the corruption behind the rich families who have ruled the Philippines for generations.
"Challenging but interesting listen"
"A Hero's Burial for a Long-Dead Dictator" is from the September 06, 2016, Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Miguel Syjuco and narrated by Sam Scholl.