The Rosales Saga
•My Brother, My Executioner (1973)
•The Pretenders (1962)
•Luis Asperri - Victor's half-brother, illegitimate son of Don Vicente Asperri •Don Vicente Asperri - feudal landlord, father of Luis Asperri •Victor - Luis Asperri's half-brother
•Trining - Luis Asperri's female cousin, becomes wife of Luis Plot/Summary:
My Brother, My Executioner, tackles the narrative about two half brothers – Luis Asperri and Victor. Luis is the biological, yet illegitimate, son of Don Vicente Asperri, a rich feudal landowner. At a young age, Luis was taken by Don Vicente from his underprivileged mother and half-brother, Victor, who were both living in Sipnget, Rosales in Pangasinan, a province in the Philippines. After studying in Manila, Luis became a writer and editor for a radical left-wing magazine. When Luis was finally able to return to Rosales, he found out that his half-brother, Vic – the nickname of Victor - became a full-pledged leader of rebels who were against the existence of rich landowners. Thus, the brothers meet again both “as allies and as adversaries” because of their opposing social beliefs, views, status and principles. These conflicts are their mutual misfortunes in life as brothers. Luis identifies with the luxury offered by city life, while Vic detests these...