Tindog Tacloban by Claire Morley
The author’s experience as a volunteer following the devastating effects of Typhoon Yolanda on Tacloban has inspired this gripping tale of tragedy, love and desperation. A stunning debut! – Peter Lock
This is a thrilling read, inspired by the author’s experiences gained when she was a volunteer after the typhoon hit. A must read novel from this exciting new author. It is November 2013 and Typhoon Yolanda, the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded, has just struck Tacloban in the Philippines. A local family is caught up in the devastating aftermath and has to fight for survival. One of the surviving daughters, 11 year old Lika Faye, is abducted by child traffickers and dragged into the sleazy world of webcam sex and worse. Will her family be able to save the child from a terrible end? – Marc Moss
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 watched in horror as two of his children were ripped from his arms and swept away by the huge storm waves
Eleven year old Lika Faye was plunged into the sordid underworld of Webcam Child Sex Tourism.
For Helen Gable volunteering in the typhoon ravaged area was a chance for her to come to terms with her own personal tragedy.
” Tindog Tacloban: Rise Up Claire Morley!”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Anne Hamilton
Tindog Tacloban, debut novel from Claire Morley, is the story of two families and the tragedy – and hope – that brings them together. In the Philippines, the Sombilon family is at the centre of Typhoon Yolanda and 11 year old Lika Faye is missing, her fate is almost unbearable. In England, Helen Gable is facing her own devastating loss, and her way of coping is to travel to Tacloban to help the victims of Yolanda. Thus, the two families meet… Tindog Tacloban 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, but make no mistake, she is also a highly talented novelist and the two facets combine here 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.
About the Author
Claire Morley’s first foray into fiction writing came through her time spent volunteering in the Philippines following the deadly typhoon, Yolanda. Inspired by her experiences and the people she met she wanted to create awareness of the longer-lasting affects of a natural disaster and to encourage people to join the fight against human trafficking, through a fictional story.
Prior to Tindog Tacloban, Claire was a journalist in her adopted country of North Cyprus, where she has lived for 13 years. Previously living in England and Scotland, Claire’s background is marketing. She now works as a wedding planner.