About the book:
“Soon after I found out I was pregnant, I decided to write my mother’s story. I never actually new her although all my life I’d heard about her. She was not someone real, but was the nighttime stories of my grandmother, the wistful anecdotes my Tiya Estrella would sometimes relate. She was the faded photograph of a cautious-looking woman with a wistful smile, good-looking, yes, but with a strain around her eyes and lips. She was the bundle of letters, photographs, journals that my grandmother kept in the bottom of her armoire. She was bits and fragments of words and paper and cellulose– ethereal, a ghost I could not pin down.” from the Prologue.
Publisher: University of Santo Tomas Press
Publication Date: 2016
Size: 230 x 153mm
About the author:
Cecilia Manguerra Brainard is the award-winning author and editor of nineteen books, including novels When the Rainbow Goddess Wept, and Magdalena. The books she edited include Fiction by Filipinos in America, Growing Up Filipino I and II. She has also written a novel with four other women entitled Angelica’s Daughters, a Dugtungan novel. Her books have won the Gourmand Award and the Gintong Aklat Award. She teaches Creative Writing at the Writers Program at UCLA-Extension.