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  • By Pacific Iland Times News Staff

Zaldy Dandan releases novel about Saipan

Marianas Variety editor Zaldy Dandan’s first novel, “How I Learned What Really (Probably) Happened to Amelia Earhart,” is now available on and at Bestseller at the MAC Building next to McDonald’s on Middle Road, Chalan Laulau, Saipan.

From the blurb: “A young reporter from the Philippines, Benjie signed up for a newspaper job on the Pacific island of Saipan to earn more money. He expected a year or two of a profitable tropical vacation — not an eye-opening, mind-boggling, life-changing experience. It turns out that the small island, which played a big part in recent American history, may also hold the key to solving one of the 20th century’s most enduring mysteries: Amelia Earhart’s final flight in the summer of 1937.

“Love, lust, politics, history — and a multi-ethnic cast of characters that include hucksters, visionaries, dreamers and cynics.

“Did Benjie solve the mystery or uncover another one?”

The author’s book of poems, “We’ll Kiss Like It’s Air and We’re Running Out of It,” and book of short stories, “Die! Bert! Die!,” are also available on and at Bestseller-Saipan and Bestseller at GPO in Tamuning, Guam.

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