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Fish-Hair Woman

4.36 of 5 stars 4.36  ·  rating details  ·  36 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Winner of the Most Underrated Book Award 2013

How much can the heart accommodate? Death and love, an enemy and a sweetheart, war and an impassioned serenade, and more. Only four chambers, but with infinite space like memory, where there is room even for those whom we do not love.

Fish-Hair Woman is a novel of many rooms running between love and war. In 1987 the Philippine
Paperback, 303 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Spinifex Press (first published January 1st 2012)
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Grace, yes. But I couldn't understand much of anything.
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We all have our own pools of sadness, and how does one surface from such tragic ordeals? This is just one of the questions that Bobis in this amazing book, which skillfully weaves in and out of the political turmoil in Bobis' hometown tries to answer.
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Merlinda Carullo Bobis is a contemporary Philippine-Australian writer and academic. Also a dancer and visual artist, Bobis currently teaches at Wollongong University.

Born in Legaspi City, in the Philippines province of Albay, Merlinda Bobis attended Bicol University High School then completed her B.A. at Aquinas University in Legaspi City. She holds post-graduate degrees from the University of San
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