A village holding back the rising of the moon. A white turtle ferrying dreams of the dead. A queue of longings in Sydney. A river sweet with lemon grass. A working siesta in a five-star hotel. An anomalous kiss in Iraya. Or the secret of the tightening shoes. These are among the twenty-three dream stories that Merlinda Bobis conjures between the Philippines and Australia. The mythic weave with the wistful, the quirky with the visionary, and always in a storytelling voice that sings.