The novel tackles the strained relationship between a Chinese mother and a daughter raised in middle-class Philippines. I'm only a few chapters into the book but Joni, who has an MFA in Creative Writing from De La Salle University, is already showing how talented and capable she is in handling the nuances of her story.
In My Mother's House is published by Central Books for DLSU. It's available at all Central Books branches:
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To know more about Joni and her debut novel, visit her blog at http://soyoufound.me or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow her on Twitter: @pakainin.