Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery

Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery

by M. Evelina Galang

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Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery by M. Evelina Galang

" Angel de la Luna is a beautifully told, and at times, heartbreaking coming of age and coming to America story. Evelina Galang is a masterful storyteller and through her brilliant voice and craft, Angel and her family become ours too."—Edwidge Danticat

Angel has just lost her father, and her mother's grief means she might as well be gone too. She's got a sister and a grandmother to look out for, and a burgeoning consciousness of the unfairness in the world—in her family, her community, and her country.

Set against the backdrop of the second Philippine People Power Revolution in 2001, the contemporary struggles of surviving Filipina “Comfort Women” of WWII, and a cold winter’s season in the city of Chicago is the story of a daughter coming of age, coming to forgiveness, and learning to move past the chaos of grief to survive.

M. Evelina Galang is the author of Her Wild American Self and the novel One Tribe . She has edited the anthology Screaming Monkeys: Critiques of Asian American Images . She is currently writing Lolas' House: Women Living with War , stories of surviving Filipina WWII "Comfort Women," and is at work on a new novel. Galang teaches in and directs the creative writing program at the University of Miami, is core faculty for VONA/Voices: Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation, and has been named one of the one hundred most influential Filipinas in the United States by Filipina Women's Network.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781566893336
Publisher: Coffee House Press
Publication date: 11/05/2013
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 836,410
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

M. Evelina Galang is the author of Her Wild American Self (Coffee House Press, ’96); the novel One Tribe (New Issues Press, ’06). She has edited the anthology, Screaming Monkeys: Critiques of Asian American Images (Coffee House Press, ‘03). She is currently writing Lolas’ House: Women Living with War , stories of surviving Filipina WWII “Comfort Women” and is at work on a new novel, Beautiful Sorrow, Beautiful Sky . Galang teaches in and directs the Creative Writing Program at the University of Miami, is core faculty for VONA/Voices: Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation and has been named one of the 100 most influential Filipinas in the United States by Filipina Women’s Network.

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Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
DaveyRJones More than 1 year ago
Angel is an engaging story of a young Filipina immigrating in the wake of her father's death. The dialect lacks any key or glossary which some readers are likely to find frustrating. But the tale nonetheless sweeps up the reader. There are several scenes that especially draw strong emotional responses from the reader and flaunt Galang's ability to compose. The tale reads swiftly and ends with little resolution of the plot. Overall, Angel is a masterful tale of a girl becoming a young woman in a world she doesn't understand and well-deserving of a read. Or two.