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The Summer Solstice and Other Stories, May Day Eve and Other Stories, and Cándido’s Apocalypse by Nick Joaquin

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 Nick Joaquin’s classic short story collections The Summer Solstice and Other Stories (2011), May Day Eve and Other Stories (2011), and Cándido’s Apocalypse (2010) were recently given new gorgeous covers.

The Summer Solstice and Other Stories is a trio of tales where religion and superstition, the mundane and the mystical, converge. It features the title story “The Summer Solstice” as well as “The Mass of St. Sylvestre” and “The Order of Melkizedek.”

Gothic, mysterious, and historical, this set is Philippine folklore, religion, and history packed in three marvelous stories.

May Day Eve and Other Stories is a quintet of unsettling tales of mystery, religious zeal, and passion. It features the title story “May Day Eve” as well as “Three Generations,” “Doña Jeronima,” “The Legend of the Dying Wanton,” and “Guardia de Honor.”

Set during the Spanish colonial period, these narratives tap into the qualities of magic realism, romance, and historical fiction, as only the master Nick Joaquin can.

Cándido’s Apocalypse first appeared in the story collection Tropical Gothic, published in 1979. In 2010, Anvil Publishing released it as a stand-alone collection.

These three classic short story collections by the literary virtuoso will be exclusively available at the 38th Manila International Book Fair.

 

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