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By Mia Alvar

ISBN-10: 0385352816

ISBN-13: 9780385352819

ISBN-10: 0804171491

ISBN-13: 9780804171496

ISBN-10: 1504646533

ISBN-13: 9781504646536

those 9 globe-trotting, unforgettable tales from Mia Alvar, a outstanding new literary expertise, vividly supply voice to the ladies and males of the Filipino diaspora. listed below are exiles, emigrants, and wanderers uprooting their households from the Philippines to start new lives within the center East, the USA, and elsewhere—and, occasionally, turning again back.

A pharmacist dwelling in ny smuggles medicinal drugs to his sick father in Manila, purely to find alarming truths approximately his kinfolk and his previous. In Bahrain, a Filipina instructor interested in a unique student unearths, to her shock, that she is wondering her personal marriage. a faculty scholar leans on her brother, a laborer in Saudi Arabia, to aid her writing pursuits, with no understanding that his is the existence really made for fiction. And within the identify tale, a journalist and a nurse face an unspeakable trauma amidst the political turmoil of the Philippines within the Nineteen Seventies and ’80s.

In the Country speaks to the guts of every body who has ever looked for a spot to name domestic. From lecturers to housemaids, from moms to sons, Alvar’s strong debut assortment explores the common stories of loss, displacement, and the longing to attach throughout borders either actual and imagined. Deeply compassionate and richly felt, In the Country marks the emergence of an impressive new writer.

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