Skip to content



From the diagnosis of a son's mitochondrial disease to the physical and emotional challenges of caregiving, Pilipino-American poet Brian Ascalon Roley taps into the personal experience of parenting a wheelchair user son and combines it with Philippine horror mythology to create harrowing narratives of a family set in California.

Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, award-winning author and publisher says, "Ambuscade by Brian Ascalon Roley transports you into the painful world of a father coping with a son's disability. It is a lament, a rage, and at the same time a love story between a father and his son. This is a wringing read."