Riverrun is a rite-of-passage novel on the life of Danilo Cruz, a young gay man who grows up in a colourful and chaotic military dictatorship in the Philippines. Shaped like a memoir, it glides from childhood to young adulthood in chapters written like flash fiction and vignettes, along with a recipe for shark meat, a feature article, extracts from a poem and vivid songs. It can be classified as literary fiction, that is nevertheless accessible to the general reader.
Author of Cursed and Other Stories shares her review of Prof. Danton Remoto’s book, Riverrun, A Novel.
Review: Riverrun Tells the Story of a Poor Filipino Boy Growing Up in Chaos