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A Makeshift Sun: Stories and Poems

Gemino H. Abad

Winner, National Book Award, Personal Anthology, 2002
Drawing from Abad’s introduction, one could regard the stories as a quest of memory, and the poems a probe of feeling, which both seek to define our humanity as Filipino. Whether the subject in story or poem is love or family, a natural function or even an idea, what is crucial for the definition is the integrity of the fictional persona’s response. But the form that integrity takes is always, for both persona and reader, a work of imagination. Quezon City: University of the Phillipines Press, 2001
ISBN: 971-542-314
188 pages