Regina was born and raised in the small town of Heridos, where gods and spirits walked the earth.
Until they didn't.
Ten years ago, the whole town produced a bad harvest—rice grains as black as soot—and the people of the town moved on, away from the soil and the farms, believing the gods and spirits have abandoned them.
It is ten years later, on a Friday before a long weekend, and Regina ends her shift at an office in Makati. She walks home with a new colleague named Diana. Diana, following a strange and disturbing conversation with Regina, does not appear at the office on Monday, and the day after that.
And the day after that.
On Thursday, Regina opens her bag and finds a folded piece of paper filled with Diana's handwriting. On the page are two names and a strange map that will send Regina home.
Wounded Little Gods
is finalist for Best Novel in a Foreign Language in the Philippines' National Book Awards 2017.