Ginseng and Other Tales from Manila

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CALYX Books, 1991 - Fiction - 106 pages
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Fiction. Asian American Studies. Set in the Philippines, these beautiful and poignant stories reveal characters trapped in extremity in urban violence or the crushing poverty of the provinces. The reader comes away with new insights into human nature and the valor and courage of the Philippine people.
 

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Contents

Lizard
1
Siko
13
Grandmother
25
Memorial
29
Ginseng
39
The Insult
45
Overseas
53
Opportunity
65
Gods Will
73
The Special Research Project
81
Island
93
Glossary 703
103
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About the author (1991)

Marianne Villanueva, a former Stegner Fellow in Creative Writing at Stanford, has been writing and publishing stories about the Philippines and Filipino Americans since the mid 1980s. She currently teaches writing and literature at Foothill College and Notre Dame de Namur University. Born and raised in Manila, she now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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