Cursed and Other Stories

In Cursed and Other Stories, readers will encounter the pain, the love, and the hope that reside in every Filipino… all these people all over the globe who are making lives easier for strangers in other countries, for all the people who wear their country with simultaneous pride and shame. Because while they might wish to leave their home to seek greener pastures for those they love, they will never be able to quit it completely. Such desperation may be recognizable to many readers, however if it isn’t, they will come away with a better understanding of it, at least vis-a-vis this archipelago that has more in common with the West than is evident on the surface.

A review of ‘Cursed and Other Stories’: Diaspora on a bed of romance and the erotic


9789814867191 196 page Ocotber/2019 0034 , , ,

About the Author:

Noelle Q. de Jesus is a Filipino American writer whose first book, BLOOD: Collected Stories (Ethos Books) won the US-based 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Award for the Short Story. A Palanca Award winner and a University of the Philippines’ Writers Workshop fellow, she has published short stories in Southeast Asia and the United States, including Puerto del Sol and Mud Season Review. She is currently working on her first novel, Dome of Another Sky. She lives with her husband in Singapore and they have two children.


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