In the Country - Mia Alvar
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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.
“Remarkable... Each of these nine stories is superb.” - The New York Times
“In lush, sinuous sentences, Alvar probes the enduring stain of race, colonialism, and especially class, giving voice to all strata of Philippine society.” — O, The Oprah Magazine
- 368 pages