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In the Country: Stories

av Mia Alvar

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"A powerful, globe-trotting debut short-story collection from an exciting new writer--vivid, character-driven stories about Filipinos from every walk of life. Mia Alvar's stunning debut gives us a vivid, insightful picture of the Filipino diaspora: exiles and emigrants and wanderers uprooting their families to begin new lives in the Middle East and America--and, sometimes, turning back. One man smuggles drugs from his pharmacy in New York to Manila for his ailing father, only to discover an alarming truth about his mother. A woman living in Bahrain faces a challenge that compels her to question her marriage. A college student in Manila struggling to write fiction knows that her brother, who has gone abroad to make money, is the one living a life that stories are made of. The novella-length title story follows the unexpected fates of a journalist and a nurse during the 1970s labor strikes in Manila. Exploring the universal experience of loss, displacement, and the longing to connect across borders both real and imagined, In the Country speaks to the heart of everyone who has ever searched for a place to call home"--… (mer)
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I received this book from Goodreads First reads giveaway and really enjoyed it. Normally i like novels but this was a really good book. I however was a tad disappointed in how most of the stories ended. That's the war era for ya. Life in other places really can put your life in perspective. Great debut Mia. Looking forward to a true novel! ( )
  JamieM12 | Aug 23, 2020 |
This annoyed me, just as many short story collections do. I really enjoyed many of the stories, at least four of the nine I would rate five stars. But the collection ended with a whimper rather than a bang, as the final story was both twice as long as the others and the most disappointing. ( )
  Katie_Roscher | Jan 18, 2019 |
Like most short story collections, this veered between 3s and 5s. Alvar is subtle and yet also writes wrenching, thoughtful characters (mostly women) who are negotiating the Filipino diaspora in a human way. (Which is a fancy-pants way of saying that not every decision they make is perfect and not every impulse they have is saintly). The Marcos presidency/dictatorship is dealt with directly but almost personally? It reminds me a bit of Allende. You don't see the violence, but the impact of it saturates the book, as well as the relationship between the Philippines and the Middle East. Some of it dragged a tiny bit, but this is such a wonderful debut collection and some of these stories are just. so. good that I can't rate it any lower than a 4. ( )
  jeninmotion | Sep 24, 2018 |
“As the typhoon of history made landfall on their doorstep, she could train her eyes on this sane man, and follow him.”

“Fiction didn't have a prayer over facts like that.”

There is a new literary voice in town. Fans of Ms. Lahiri rejoice. In these nine remarkable stories, the “Country” in the title is the Philippines and we get the Filipino experience, from many different perspectives and locales, including Manilla, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and America. I did not know there was such a large Filipino presence in the middle-east, but I do now.
These are cultural stories, about home, displacement, social class and matters of the heart, told in tight, insightful, prose. There is also a touch of dark and edgy, which I always admire.

Alvar was born in the Philippines and raised in Bahrain and the United States. This is her debut collection and what a stunning entrance. ( )
  msf59 | Jul 12, 2015 |
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"A powerful, globe-trotting debut short-story collection from an exciting new writer--vivid, character-driven stories about Filipinos from every walk of life. Mia Alvar's stunning debut gives us a vivid, insightful picture of the Filipino diaspora: exiles and emigrants and wanderers uprooting their families to begin new lives in the Middle East and America--and, sometimes, turning back. One man smuggles drugs from his pharmacy in New York to Manila for his ailing father, only to discover an alarming truth about his mother. A woman living in Bahrain faces a challenge that compels her to question her marriage. A college student in Manila struggling to write fiction knows that her brother, who has gone abroad to make money, is the one living a life that stories are made of. The novella-length title story follows the unexpected fates of a journalist and a nurse during the 1970s labor strikes in Manila. Exploring the universal experience of loss, displacement, and the longing to connect across borders both real and imagined, In the Country speaks to the heart of everyone who has ever searched for a place to call home"--

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