Jungle Planet and Other Stories is a fiction work by Lakambini A. Sitoy. A 17 short stories that give a sense of reality and authenticity to the fictions of the author's imagination. It was published in University of the Philippines Press in 2005.
About the Book
A child finds joy in a long-gone menagerie as the world crumbles around her, a young idealist strikes out through a blighted city in search of a forgotten star, a train ride becomes a journey of rescue for the lost and thirsting, a woman nurses her naked father and her own profound wounds
In the supple and luminous prose that is her trademark, multi-awarded storyteller Lakambini A. Sitoy explores the passionate and often vicious bonds between girls and women, the raw loneliness of urban life, the faint shadow of death in smiling sunlight, the thrill of erotic impulse.
Sitoy, Lakambini A. Jungle Planet and Other Stories. University of the Philippines Press, 2005.