This collection of stories from acclaimed writer Ian Rosales Casocot showcases his best two are winners from the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature while one won the 2007 FullyBooked/Neil Gaiman Philippine Graphic/Fiction Awards. The stories illustrate a family with a father missing in action, a young girl’s quest to prove her love, a wife’s struggle with keeping a home and a family, and a man finding connections in a foreign land. The result is a map of Casocot’s writing success, guided by his masterful style.
Ian Rosales Casocot has won the Don Carlos Palanca Award, the NVM Gonzalez Prize, and the Fully-Booked/Neil Gaiman Philippine Graphic/Fiction Award for his fiction. He was a fellow for fiction in the national writers’ workshops in Dumaguete, Baguio, Cebu, and Iligan, and was a writer-in-residence for the International Writing Program in the University of Iowa. His books include FutureShock Prose: An Anthology of Young Writers and New Literatures, which was nominated as Best Anthology in the National Book Awards given by the Manila Critics Circle; Old Movies and Other Stories; and Heartbreak & Magic: Stories of Fantasy and Horror. His novel Sugar Land was long-listed in the 2008 Man Asian Literary Prize. He lives in Dumaguete City.