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In these nine globe-trotting tales, Mia Alvar gives voice to the women and men of the Philippines and its diaspora. From teachers to housemaids, from mothers to sons, Alvar’s stories explore the universal experiences of loss, displacement, and the longing to connect across borders both real and imagined. In the Country speaks to the heart of everyone who has ever searched for a place to call home—and marks the arrival of a formidable new voice in literature.
|Publisher||Random House Inc.|
|Publication Date||Mar 2, 2016|
“Remarkable. . . . Each of these nine stories is superb.” - The New York Times
“A deep and textured look at Filipino culture at home and abroad. . . . Through careful, delicate prose, Alvar reveals her characters’ pasts and desires. - Entertainment Weekly