Joining Singapore, the Philippines shows A Reunion of Ghosts some love. In a list of “the most popular literary works in fiction for the year according to online rankings and critics,” the Philippines Online Chronicle ranks Reunion at lucky 7. In what I believe must be a translation from Tagalog, the Chronicle’s reviewer writes:
Who says creating a joint suicide note for three sisters about to commit suicide on New Year’s Eve can’t be a hilarious endeavor? The novel serves as a tell-all for the lives and previous generations of the Alter family, and before Lady, Vee, and Delph end their lives as least melodramatic as possible, they want to share their family history to us, the readers. What results is a dark comedy about the sins of the past and how everything is intertwined with our lives today.
I’m not sure what that means exactly, but I’ll take it anyway. Thank you, Philippines.