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  • Published: 16 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9780593112205
  • Imprint: Dial
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $27.99

We Belong



An extraordinarily beautiful novel-in-verse, this important debut weaves a dramatic immigrant story together with Philippine mythology to create something wholly new.

An extraordinarily beautiful novel-in-verse, this important debut weaves a dramatic immigrant story together with Pilipino mythology to create something wholly new.

Stella and Luna know that their mama, Elsie, came from the Philippines when she was a child, but they don't know much else. So one night they ask her to tell them her story. As they get ready for bed, their mama spins two tales: that of her youth as a strong-willed middle child and immigrant; and that of the young life of Mayari, the mythical daughter of a god. Both are tales of sisterhood and motherhood, and of the difficult experience of trying to fit into a new culture, and having to fight for a home and acceptance. Glorious and layered, this is a portrait of family and strength for the ages.

  • Published: 16 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9780593112205
  • Imprint: Dial
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $27.99

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