The Hour of Daydreams
"Unclassifiable—fable critique, love story, dreamworld, myth, and social realism push at the edges of this suspenseful and profoundly intelligent work."

Madeleine Thien, New American Voices Award judge

In this contemporary reimagining of a Filipino folktale, Manolo Lualhati, a respected doctor in the Philippine countryside, believes his wife hides a secret. Prior to their marriage, he spied her wearing wings and flying to the stars each evening. As Tala tries to keep her past from her new husband, Manolo begins questioning the gaps in her stories. The Hour of Daydreams weaves in the perspectives of Tala's siblings, her new in-laws, and the all-seeing housekeeper while exploring trust, identity, and how myths can take root from the seeds of our most difficult truths. Find it on: GoodReads

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Praise for The Hour of Daydreams

"It’s like sitting under a tree listening to an elder spin a fable. The blend of magic and myth and gritty reality takes our collective breath away. It's the book we had to have." 

-Forest Avenue Press

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Discover the most unlikely of friendships in this heartwarming story of overcoming hard situations and finding that true friendship can come in all shapes and sizes.

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