- Print Edition
- Title: Cha-Cha-Cha
- Author: Melchizedek Maquiso
- Publisher: Central Book Supply, Inc.
- ISBN: 978-971-011-479-5
- No. Of Pages: 446
- Size: 6 x 9
- Edition: 2012 Edition
- Binding: Softbound
This is a novel of contemporary politics and politicians.
The story begins with a suspect—the president of the republic. Will he or will he not run again? Will he or will he not give up the throne? To be or not to be? Or, is that the question? From thereon, political animals, power-wielders, influence peddlers, academics, media men and women, rebels, celebrities, comics and quacks enter into the prey as the story unfolds and zigzags through the rambunctious political landscape.
The title is, by way of speaking, an imagery. Cha-cha-cha is depicted as a dance of seduction and conquest, but if performed by a drunken enthusiast, it loses its grace and glamour and becomes merely a one-step forward and two-steps backward movement, a scenario not uncommon in the politics of the republic.
Like most contemporary novels, CHA-CHA-CHA has the elements of violence, sex, intrigue, humor and themes of high seriousness. But this is a work of fiction and the usual rules apply—in a game of meditating over names, characters and events in the wonderful world of politics and politicians.