Love & Other Rituals: Stories
A collection of stories about Filipinos at home and in the diaspora, out from the University of Melbourne's Grattan Street Press
"Tony couldn’t find any term to describe the city of his youth. Fallen, yes, but not quite so: the slums growing from its cracks could be taken as a crude sign of the city’s resurgence. As for the narrowing streets, he felt it was a sign that things were returning to normal, that houses could rise as quickly as houses had crumbled down. He had grown up thinking that his home town, nestled among pine trees and rolling hills, would last forever."
Lost in and out of their homeland, Monica Macansantos’s characters contemplate love while navigating the naivety of childhood, the complications of young adulthood and the politics of marriage. Macansantos is a powerful and emotive new voice of the Filipino diaspora, bringing us the vivid, raw and quintessentially human collection that is Love and Other Rituals. This rich collection depicts death with vitality, absence with longing, and tension with ease.
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