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After her plans for the future are disrupted by an unexpected breakup, Benni, born and raised in northern Ontario, seeks escape from her everyday routine by visiting her father in the Philippines – the fantastical land of ghosts and glamour that her parents described to her as a child. In the Philippines, Benni is captivated by the luxurious lifestyle of the wealthy member ...more
Paperback, 250 pages
Published May 5th 2016 by Inanna Publications
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James Fisher
Sep 17, 2016 rated it liked it
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I wasn't sure where to begin to review this book, for it left me feeling somewhat conflicted. On the one hand, I read it and enjoyed it, yet it left me feeling neither up or down. I just wasn't excited about it. On the other hand,Shade is an interesting story about a Philippino girl (Benni, who was born and raised in Canada) returning with her mother to the Philippines to meet up with her alcoholic, fun-loving father and visit her relatives, some of which are quite wealthy and famous (by Philipp ...more
Eleanor
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was a good read because it was different from other immigrant stories. The young protagonist, a Filipino Canadian, has grown up in a small town in Ontario, not knowing very much about the Philippines. When she goes to the Philippines, she is surprised by her rich relatives who live in gated communities and live lavish lives with exotic fruits, servants, beaches...
The book presents a reverse situation: Asia is not depicted as impoverished and Canada rich. This writer has potential.
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Mia Herrera's short stories, feature articles, and reviews have appeared in various online and print publications like CGMagazine, Live in Limbo, Side Street Review, Hart House Review, and TOK: Writing the New Toronto, Book 7. She is a recipient of the Youth Scholarship Award from the Tatamagouche Centre and Writers' Trust Fund Scholarship. Shade is her debut novel. She lives in Bradford, Ontario ...more

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