Pig was once killed in our garage



Author: Martin Villanueva

"In A pig was once killed in our garage, Martin Villanueva bravely forges and re-forges a self and in the process creates an ars poetica but only in order to dismantle it, through a relentless scrutiny of the many events, actions, transformations, insults, threats, limitations, and possibilities the self has traversed.Villanueva manages to confront in this book deeply personal and social histories--the forces that have brought together and broken apart families, relationships, bodies, and spirits--but also anomalies and controversies in Philippine writing, issues of language, and representation and subjectivity. The tone sometimes take an acdemic turn; the entire work remains unapologetically intellectual and personal, sustained by prose that is provocative and evocative, brutal and exquisite.

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