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These stories, selected by the author himself from his three prize-winning short story collections, tell an important of the story of the Filipino-Chinese, itself an important part of the story of the nation.

Writes poet and scholar, Ronald Baytan: "There have been many Chinese writers writing in English...perhaps as early as the 1960s. No one else has achieved the status a
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UP Jubilee Student Edition, 151 pages
Published 2003 by the University of the Philippines Press
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This review is on the short story Rain, found in this collection - This is an honest story about the difficulty of relating to one's father and one's son. Despite the difficulty though, both father and son make an earnest attempt at it. The central conceit of the rain seems a tad contrived at times but is well executed. ...more
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Charlson L. Ong , resident fellow of the Institute of Creative Writing and fictionist/scriptwriter/singer extraordinaire, was born on July 6, 1960. He obtained an A.B. in Psychology from the University of the Philippines in 1977, and currently teaches literature and creative writing under UP's Department of English and Comparative Literature. He has joined several writers' workshops here and abro ...more

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