Lakambini Sitoy

Lakambini Sitoy is the author of two collections of short stories, Mens Rea and Jungle Planet, both published in the Philippines. She received the David T.K. Wong fellowship from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom in 2003 and has an M.A. from Roskilde University, Denmark, in the fields of English Studies and Cultural Encounters, both under the Department of Culture and Identity. She has also received numerous prizes in the annual Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards in the Philippines, was a recipient of Philippine Graphic and Philippines Free Press Awards, and was a columnist and editor at the Manila Times. She lives in Denmark. Sweet Haven is her first novel.

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    Sweet Haven

    Following one mother’s search for truth after her daughter’s scandalous appearance in a pornographic film, Sweet Haven is sharp-witted and rich with the tragic-comedy of life in a small, conservative town in the Phillipines where bad news travels fast and people are not who they seem.