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Book Title: A Very Far Place: Tales of Tawi-Tawi|
The author of the book: H. Arlo Nimmo
ISBN 13: 9789715506571
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Edition: Ateneo de Manila Univ Press
Date of issue: 2012
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This collection of nine interrelated short stories is a sequel to The Songs of Salanda, a fictionalized exploration of H. Arlo Nimmo’s anthropological fieldwork among the nomadic boat-dwelling Bajau (aka Sama Dilaut) of the southern Philippines in the mid-1960s. Inspired by some of the people, places and events he encountered during those years, the stories include an American man searching for a father he never knew, a Filipino man seeking beauty and comfort denied him in Manila, the tragic ill-fated voyage of a young family, a broken American expat who finds solace in classical music, a Jewish woman and a German man who carry their mutual enmity to the other side of the world, a teen-age couple divided by their families’ feud and a strange house on a river filled with dead animals. Although the stories are set in a faraway place and a distant time, their themes resonate in the here and now.
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Read information about the authorHarry Arlo Nimmo is a cultural anthropologist and short story writer. He has published twelve books and dozens of articles that have appeared in both academic and popular periodicals. Most of these publications are based on his Philippines research, but he has also written about American popular culture, San Francisco history and Hawaii's volcano goddess Pele. Nimmo is currently Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at California State University East Bay and resides in San Francisco.
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