Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery
ANGEL LEAVES MANILA FOR SNOWY CHICAGO, TAKING A TRADITION OF PROTEST—AND SOME OLD FAMILY HURTS—WITH HER.
Angel has just lost her father, and her mother’s grief means she might as well be gone too. She’s got a sister and a grandmother to look out for, and a burgeoning consciousness of the unfairness in the world—in her family, her community, and her country. Set against the backdrop of the 1986 Philippine People Power Revolution, the struggles of surviving Filipina “Comfort Women” of WWII in the early 1990s, and a cold winter’s season in the city of Chicago is the story of a daughter coming of age, coming to forgiveness, and learning to move past the chaos of grief to survive.