In The Company of Strangers
Michelle Cruz Skinner
Softcover, 181 pp.
Sixteen deceptively simple stories comprise Michelle Cruz Skinner’s much-anticipated follow-up to Balikbayan and Mango Seasons, many of them about filipinos tongue-tied and alienated in the motherland, or scattered across the map of heartaches and homesickness in the company of strangers called country men, family, lovers. A book of quiet gems definitely worth the wait.
-R. Zamora linmark, author of Prime Time Apparations and The Evolution of a Sigh.