Feast and Famine: Stories of Negros
Feast and Famine: Stories of Negros is written by Rosario Cruz Lucero a writer who excites by the stories. Gathered here are four long stories and none novella about life of Negros Occidental, written between 2000 and 2003. Published by the University of the Philippines Press in 2003. Covering practically the whole of Philippine history - from Spanish colonial period to the post Marcos era.
"The Death of Fray Salvador Montano" and "Doreen's Story" won 1st prize in the Palanca Memorial Awards 2001 and 2003; "Good husbands and obedient Wives" won 1st prize in the PFP Literary Awards 2002, and "The Death of Fray Salvador Montano" and "The Composo of Hacienda Buyung" were shortlisted for the NVM Gonzalez Literary Award.
Resil Mojares: "(Lucero's) performance is wondrous witchery ... she is, quite simply, one of the best fictionists in the country today."
National Artist NVM Gonzalez on her first book Herstory: "(Lucero) is probably her generation's quintessential Filipino writer ... I see a history and become one with a people; ... our recent history comes fully fleshed out, we know this is that body we call our life."
Lucero, Rosario Cruz. Feast and Famine: Stories of Negros. Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2003.