Locked Door and Other Stories
- About the Book
The Locked Door and Other Stories collects Rosario de Guzman-Lingat's short stories chosen for the various ways they explore the female experience in all its complexity. They feature women as protagonists who, despite life's numerous blows, refuse to give in, as they strive mightily to make sense of their lives fraught with difficulties. There are no happy endings in Lingat's fiction. There is only a steadfast, clear-eyed view of what it means to live in an unjust system where women find themselves victims. The “locked door” is symptomatic of the almost impenetrable barrier that women must force open to gain their freedom.
- About the Author(s)
Soledad S. Reyes, TranslatorSoledad S. Reyes has authored books on the Tagalog novel, critical trends, popular culture, and women’s writing. She has also edited several journals and a number of anthologies. Since 2010, she has translated Tagalog novels and short stories into English. Her translation of Lingat’s novel, What Now, Ricky? (2013) received the A.L. Becker Prize for Translation (2016). Dr. Reyes is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Ateneo de Manila University.