Shortlisted Best Novella – Saboteur Awards 2014!
“It is smart and extremely well written and what’s really engaging is the way the narrative voice is still very much spoken from the Filipino culture.” Holly Jazz Kotzé–Sabotage Reviews
Seventeen-year-old Jenalyn dreams of a better life. From the vantage point of her home island of Cebu, in the Philippines, America looks like a haven, a place where poverty and hardship can be left behind.
When Jenalyn attracts the attention of a much older American man, she and her family assume the rest of her life will be happy. But Jenalyn is unaware of the secret he hides, and the unexpected fate that awaits her.
Jenalyn explores, with unflinching exactitude, the interplay of hope and delusion in the mind of a young woman who aches only to break free.
Length: 80 pages
BISAC: Fiction / Cultural Heritage
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