Gabriela Lee, Agay Llanera, Sarah Fernando Lumba
- Instructions On How To Disappear
"In Gabriela Lee's first book, she has meticulously and intelligently reworked numerous genre tropes. Set in future Manila, a gleaming metropolis where one's paranoia may not be exactly unfounded and whose lashing sings tribute to Philip K. Dick. "Stations" takes on the ethical trappings of high technology adoption. "August Moon" relies on a succession of flashbacks to uncover, as well as obscure, the eventual doom of a woman who deems herself a "good wife," while "Eyes as Wide as the Sky" depicts a post-war world—scorched yet not wholly devoid of hope. These stories insist on the unreal becoming the real, the rational melding with the irrational, familiarity breeding strangeness. An impressive debut."
- Kristine Ong Muslim,
author of Age of Blight and other books
- Choco Chip Hips
Sixteen-year-old Jessie, a baking aficionado, is shy, overweight, and worries too much about what people think. But one summer, a family emergency makes her realize that life is too short to live it on autopilot. Taking her life by the reins, she embarks on a journey that involves ditching the apron for her tank top, as she hip-hop dances her way to new friendships, stronger family ties, and into her school’s most elite club.
- The Shoemaker's Daughter
A disillusioned superhero.
A conservative banker turned voyeur.
An ageing pangalay dancer with a third eye.
A twelve-year-old shoe designer in a fairy tale.
There are some of the quirky characters you will meet in The Shoemaker's Daughter and Other Stories.