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Love and Other Rituals

A man imprisoned by taboo learns the price of love. A child visits the grave of a cousin she’s never met; another absorbs the fallout of her parents’ divorce. Friendships rupture beyond repair, and family members collide when it comes to caring for their ageing father.

These vivid stories of yearning, loneliness and resilience navigate the naivety of childhood, the complications of young adulthood and the politics of marriage.

Monica Macansantos is a powerful new voice bringing us the raw and darkly beautiful perspectives of characters lost both in and out of their homeland, the Philippines.

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Monica Macansantos is the author of the forthcoming essay collection, Returning to My Father's Kitchen (Northwestern University Press/Curbstone Books, 2024), and the story collection, Love and Other Rituals (Grattan Street Press, 2022). She was a James A. Michener Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned her MFA in Writing, and also holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the Victoria University of Wellington. She is a recipient of fellowships and awards from Hedgebrook, Storyknife Writers Retreat, the I-Park Foundation, Monson Arts, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. More at


Format: 220 pages, Paperback

Published: September 16, 2022 by Grattan Street Press, University of Melbourne

ISBN: 9780645481310 

Language: English

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