Main : fiction, migration, Philippines, short stories
198 x 128 mm
An anomalous kiss. A white turtle ferrying the dreams of the dead. A working siesta in a five-star hotel. A woman’s twelve-metre hair trawling corpses from a river. Or a queue of longings in Darlinghurst. These enigmatic tales are stories of chance and hope. Alternately mythic, wistful or quirky, Merlinda Bobis’ tales resonate with an original and confident storytelling voice.
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2000 Co-winner, Steele Rudd Award
2000 Winner, National Book Award (fiction), Manila Critics Circle
2001 Judges' Choice Award, Bumbershoot Book Fair, USA
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'Merlinda Bobis is a superb storyteller. She can take you into the precious intimacies of her characters with such ease that you are left breathless by the rhythm, the motion, the prevailing currents with which you've entered the mood of the tale.'Dee Dicen Hunt, KASAMA
'An evocative glimpse into a little known culture...’Ginu Kamani, author of Junglee Girl
Bobis for the most part displays admirable control and indeed a sublime cleverness ...The Philippine Star
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