Published in the first volume of “The Best of Philippine Speculative Fiction,” the story “The Life and Death of Hermes Uy” purports to be an excerpt from a book describing Chinese entrepreneurs in the Philippines. In the post-war years, Hermes Uy established a famous drugstore that was considered the place to be, until he disappeared and the place fell to ruin. What caused his death? According to the story, something very unusual.
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