A Light in the Cane Fields

A Light in the Cane Fields

by Enrico Antiporda


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ISBN-13: 9781434881557
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/26/2013
Pages: 404
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)

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A Light in the Cane Fields 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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"Tanaya and I never speak of those days anymore, those days of orchards and butterflies, of summer rains and typhoon clouds. The memories still haunt us, but they are faded now, like the pages of an old manuscript left out in the sun." A Light in the Cane Fields is ultimately a story about heart and perseverance. A look into the darker aspects of Philippine history, it strove to show how sides in a war aren't always so cut and dry. Jando is thrust into a world where brutality and discipline is the way of life, and he's forced to learn to adapt.  His changing relationship with Maya was probably the most interesting relationship to develop within the pages. She was harsh and brutal, causing mental and physical anguish on a regular basis. It isn't until Jando spent more time with her that we began to see the actual person beneath all the rigid rules. The sensitivity she showed was good indication of how the people who were the villains weren't always the villains.  The events Jando was forced to endure were hard to read at times. Seeing family murdered in such a brutal way, and then to be forced to live with the people that did it is something I can't fathom. And then to renounce his family only to accept the rebellion as his family... It still remained hopeful, though. I never felt as if Jando had no hope left, no reason to continue to keep living. I expected that, from a novel that deals with war-torn villages. Instead, I got the story of a boy who persevered through difficult odds and managed to come out of it a little stronger and a little better.