Ginseng and Other Tales from Manila

Villanueva’s writing straddles the netherworld between early Filipino history, Philippine folktales/myth, present day newspaper headlines, and chismis, that fine art of Filipino gossip. Chismis, artfully executed, can begin to topple governments earlier than the stock market, and can certainly fuel any revolution. [Her] strength is her ability to carefully draw mood and setting – whether modern Manila or the timelessness of the countryside, her narrative skill and use of characterization to bring the reader into a Filipino character’s point of view, and her subtle use of plot to capture the reader until the tale’s end. 

₱305.00
Author: 
Marianne Villanueva
Category: 
ISBN: 
971-550-041-2
Format: 
ePub 2.0 (Adobe DRM)
Language: 
English
File size: 
269 KB
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