In her beautiful, heartrending memoir, Talusan shares her story of growing up as an immigrant from the Philippines, discloses her struggles with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, and reveals her darkest family secret. As an immigrant myself, I can relate to her experience being bullied and singled out. As a father, I sympathize her yearning to be a mother. As a man, I have upmost respect for her resiliency for overcoming a disturbing family betrayal. Talusan’s prose is excellent. A must-read immigrant memoir.
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