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The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker: A Collection of Short Stories

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This is the first collection of short stories by Filipino author Gilda Cordero-Fernando. Dowdy and glamor-starved housewives, the money-mad circle that barely senses the need for social justice, children anxious for love and security--these provide the material for the fable and vision which fiction demands of its makers.
Hardcover, Second Printing, 196 pages
Published 1962 by Benipayo Press
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...every woman was beautiful, it was a simple matter of recognizing one's personality and complementing it with a dress that had shimmer, substance and smash.

You expect to be the quintessence of perfection and perfection doesn't exist, you know that?

[The four-stars I gave is an average of my individual ratings of the stories.]

High Fashion ★★★☆☆
The Race Up to Heaven ★★★☆☆
The Level of Each Day's Need ★★★☆☆
People in the War ★★★★★
A Fear of Heights ★★☆☆☆
Hunger ★★★★★
Sunburn ★★★☆☆
Magnanimity ★★★☆☆
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Gilda Cordero-Fernando is a multiawarded writer, publisher and cultural icon from the Philippines. She was born in Manila, has a B.A. from St. Theresa’s College-Manila, and an M.A. from the Ateneo de Manila University.

She started off as a writer and was awarded the Palanca Award for Literature several times. She has also written and illustrated children’s books.Her short stories are collected in T
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