Author: Linda Ty-Casper
Dream Eden is a portrait of the Philippines just before the Peaceful Revolution of 1986 up to the last coup in 1989. It covers the Snap Election, the flight of Ferdinand Marcos, the installation of Corazon Aquino and the attempts to revive democracy. It is a historical novel written in its own time. With historical objectivity the novel presents the public and private experience of EDSA: the event, how people felt about it and responded to it, what they became because of/in spite of it. It is an image by which Filipino can be recognized as a people no longer irrelevant to themselves or to the world.