"Monica Macansantos is an exciting voice in literature. Playing with Dolls, a Kindle Single, follows a young woman from a wealthy Filipino family as this family’s ties begin to unravel. The relationship between the father and daughter is fascinating, but Macansantos also pays attention to the family’s helpers, people who are an integral part of the family’s daily life, but not often visible in literature. Macansantos’s essay, “Becoming A Writer: The Silences We Write Against,” published in TAYO Literary Magazine last year, recently was distinguished on the notable list in Best American Essays 2016."
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