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One of the Philippine Daily Inquirer's Top 10 Books of 2014A NewPages Book Stand Editor's Pick"Darkly spellbinding...With a keen eye for splendor amid the grotesque, Gamalinda writes with a poet's heart and a philosopher's mind, while enthralling readers with emotional, gritty storytelling."--Booklist"A mesmerizing story full of mystery...intricate...beautiful writing."--Publishers Weekly"It's Gamalinda's best and most accessible novel yet, deserving to be read by as many people as possible."--Philippine Daily Inquirer"It felt so easy to get swept up in this novel. The language is beautiful....a beautifully written book."--NewPages"The wait for Gamalinda's first US based publication was well worth [it]...An indispensable, powerful portrayal of broken families trapped in the centripetal forces of transnational capital and postcolonial politics.

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