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Mayor of the Roses

By Marianne Villanueva
2005, 181 pages, Paperback.
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Mayor of the Roses is a collection of well-written short stories by Filipina American author Marianne Villanueva. Her writing draws you in and keeps you reading even when the subject matter may be quite violent or sad. Warning, the first story is not appropriate for young readers.

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"Marianne is a gifted storyteller with an unflinching eye. Her elegant stories take us on a powerful journey from the harsh realities of life in the Philippines to another kind of harsh reality in America"
- Jessica Hagedorn, author of Gangsters of Love and Dogeaters.

"There is a disarming immediacy to these stories, most related by a young Filipina emigrant to the States, about a search for what should be accessible-home, family, history-but proves so rarely nowadays to be so. These are moving, finely crafted tales."
- Ehud Havazelet, author of Like Never Before

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Background on Marianne Villanueva

Marianne Villanueva has been writing and publishing stories about the Philippines and Filipino Americans since the mid-1980s. Her critically acclaimed first collection of short fiction, Ginseng and Other Tales from Manila (Calyx Books 1991) was short-listed for the Philippines' National Book Award. Her work has been widely anthologized. Her story, "Silence," first published in The Threepenny Review, was short-listed for the 2000 O. Henry Literature Prize. Most recently, she has edited an anthology of Filipina women's writings, Going Home to a Landscape, which was selected as a Notable Book by the prestigious Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize. She currently teaches writing and literature at Foothill College and Notre Dame de Namur University. Born and raised in Manila, she now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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