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Cursed and Other Stories

Noelle Q De Jesus
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Stories of Filipinos torn between leaving home for a better life, and a sense of longing they still feel for
home.
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

Published: Oct/2019

ISBN: 9789814867191

Length: 196 Pages

Cursed and Other Stories

Noelle Q De Jesus

Stories of Filipinos torn between leaving home for a better life, and a sense of longing they still feel for
home.
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

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Noelle Q De Jesus

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.