The Hour of Daydreams

ISBN9781942436270
PublisherForest Avenue Press
Published2017/03/14
Pages232
AuthorRenee Macalino Rutledge
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.5 Kg.
Height8.9 in.
Width6.0 in.
Depth0.7 in.

The Hour of Daydreams

Renee Macalino Rutledge

PAPERBACK

2017/03/14

Manolo Lualhati, a respected doctor in the Philippine countryside, believes his wife hides a secret. Prior to their marriage, he spied her wearing wings and flying to the stars with her sisters each evening. As Tala tries to keep her dangerous past from her new husband, Manolo begins questioning the gaps in her stories―and his suspicions push him even further from the truth. The Hour of Daydreams, a contemporary reimagining of a Filipino folktale, weaves in the perspectives of Tala’s siblings, her new in-laws, and the all-seeing housekeeper while exploring trust, identity, and how myths can take root from the seeds of our most difficult truths.

The Hour of Daydreams

Renee Macalino Rutledge

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Information

ISBN9781942436270
PublisherForest Avenue Press
Published2017/03/14
Pages232
AuthorRenee Macalino Rutledge
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.5 Kg.
Height8.9 in.
Width6.0 in.
Depth0.7 in.

Synopsis

Manolo Lualhati, a respected doctor in the Philippine countryside, believes his wife hides a secret. Prior to their marriage, he spied her wearing wings and flying to the stars with her sisters each evening. As Tala tries to keep her dangerous past from her new husband, Manolo begins questioning the gaps in her stories―and his suspicions push him even further from the truth. The Hour of Daydreams, a contemporary reimagining of a Filipino folktale, weaves in the perspectives of Tala’s siblings, her new in-laws, and the all-seeing housekeeper while exploring trust, identity, and how myths can take root from the seeds of our most difficult truths.

Editorial Reviews

“With its enticing undertow of secrets and magic, The Hour of Daydreams will seduce readers with its reverence for mystery, its gentle humor, and its deep empathy for its characters’ longings and losses. Sometimes it takes a village to tell a story as extraordinary as this―and Renee Macalino Rutledge has managed to do just that.”

– Cristina García, author of Dreaming in Cuban

“The Hour of Daydreams isn’t just a wonderful book―it’s a lyrical and poetic journey, one that’s simultaneously magical, surprising, and mesmerizing. It’s a love story, fable, fairy tale, and contemporary novel woven together with seamless thread, reminiscent of Isabel Allende. A brilliant start to a beautiful literary career.”

– Erin Entrada Kelly, author of The Land of Forgotten Girls

"Lyrical and compelling. You won't forget the characters and myths Renee Macalino Rutledge brings to life in her stunning debut."

– Vanessa Hua, author of Deceit and Other Possibilities