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Abi Nako, or so I Thought


Abi Nako, or So I Thought is a memoir of Cruz's first ten years in Davao City, where she moved after her heterosexual marriage had failed. It is about her efforts to rebuild her life as a single mother to two children and her adventures in (re)freshing herself as a writer and a lesbian in the face of her own false expectations. 

As a memoir, the overarching narrative is concerned with starting over and dealing with the challenges of relocating to a distinctly Davao community. But with this memoir being a significant part of her porcess of becoming, Cruz also interrogates its form by approaching it in a nonlinear manner, with twenty stand-alone essays as chapters and some graphic elements.