Tindog Tacloban – Claire Morley

In the aftermath of the fiercest typhoon on record to hit land, banners bearing the words Tindog Tacloban started to appear all over the city. Meaning Rise Up Tacloban, they were a testament to the determination and resilience of the Filipino people as they tried to rebuild their shattered lives.

For many, things would never be the same:

Izel Sombilon watches in horror as two of his children are ripped from his arms and swept away by the huge storm waves. Eleven year old Lika Faye is alive, but finds herself plunged into the sordid underworld of Web Cam Sex Tourism. For Helen Gable, living in England, volunteering in the typhoon ravaged area is a chance for her to come to terms with her own personal tragedy.  This is the story of two families and the tragedy – and hope – that brings them together.

Tindog Tacloban is the debut novel from Claire Morley. It is an arresting novel that will pull you along with a gripping story and highly engaging characters. The authenticity and sensitivity with which Claire Morley writes is assisted by her own experience of the crisis – she was inspired by a trip to the Philippines as a volunteer to help after the devastating typhoon known locally as Yolanda hit Tacloban on 8 November, 2013. But make no mistake, Tindog Tacloban is first and foremost a story written by a highly talented novelist and these two facets combine perfectly. Morley is addressing some complex and challenging social issues, and doing that through fiction is a powerful tool that will leave you thinking… and thinking.

 

Currently living in Cyprus, Claire Morley is a former student of www.writingclasses.co.uk *

Tindog Tacloban is available in eBook format from http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tindog-Tacloban-Rise-Up-ebook/dp/B014JGI0H0/

You can also find Claire Morley on Twitter: @clairemorley15

 

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