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  • IN THE NAVEL OF THE SEA Alternative


In a remote fishing village in 1950s Philippines, Pepito is the only child of the district's sole midwife. His mother is determined that he should follow in her profession, but as Pepito grows older his reluctance increases. After his mother commits suicide after a failed abortion, Pepito consoles himself in a brief affair with a teacher newly arrived in the village. But when he is needed to deliver the next baby, Pepito realises he has become an adult.

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