First Book of Trilogy on Power of the Sugarcane Hacienderos

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Cristie Locsin’s new book of historical fiction depicts political strife and rebellion

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The late 1960s were turbulent times in the Philippines with rebel groups vying for political reformation and new leadership, as depicted in Cristie Locsin’s “The Value of Equality.” A work of historical fiction, the book represents the first part of a proposed trilogy and is inspired by the experiences of Locsin’s family in the Philippines.

In 1969, the powerful hacienderos in the province of Azusa were known for creating politicians. Daria Hernandez, a haciendero’s daughter, loved her father’s land and the workers. She paved the way for the ambitious and idealistic Mayor Vasquez to lead the country into a new form of government.

“The book focuses on what is happening in the political arena and the people’s drive in politics to this very day,” said Locsin. “A work of fiction, the story revolves around the rich hacienderos, since few books have been written about the wealthy and politically influential in the Philippines.”

As an immigrant, Locsin comes from a family of writers and journalists. Moreover, her father was involved in political planning.

“The Value of Equality” is the first book in a trilogy about political strife and reformation in the Philippines.

“The Value of Equality”
By Cristie M. Locsin
ISBN: 978-1-52466-952-2 (hardcover); 978-1-52466-951-5 (softcover);
978-1-52466-950-8 (eBook)
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and AuthorHouse

About the author
Cristie Locsin is a journalism graduate from California State University-Northridge. Her roots are in Silay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines. Locsin currently lives in southern California with her husband and three children. She is a freelance journalist for various ethnic newspapers, a full-time mother, and an advocate for children with special needs. Locsin enjoys writing short stories, volunteering in her children's school, and traveling with her husband and kids.


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