American novelist John Sayles writes about the Philippines in this amazing saga spanning five years and half a dozen countries. It's the unforgettable story of one extraordinary moment: the turn of the twentieth century, as seen by one of the greatest storytellers of our time.
It’s 1897. Gold has been discovered in the Yukon. New York is under the sway of Hearst and Pulitzer. And in a few months, an American battleship will explode in a Cuban harbor, plunging the U.S. into war. Shot through with a lyrical intensity and stunning detail that recall Doctorow and Deadwood both, A Moment in the Sun takes the whole era in its sights—from the white-racist coup in Wilmington, North Carolina to the bloody dawn of U.S. interventionism in the Philippines.