Fiction - Carnival of Hate

Published on July 27, 2019
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CARNIVAL OF HATE, Augusto Antonio Aguila's second short story collection, contains narrative worlds that are not often explored in Philippine fiction: the oftentimes vicious but vacuous realm of the academe; the sexual awakening of a gay man to a different kind of love; the realization of a prankster inside an antique shop owned by a mysterious old man; a provincial maiden's experience as a salesgirl in a sex shop; a winter-spring infatuation inside and outside the volleyball court; the sexually-charged and drug-enhanced existence of über rich teenagers; and even the underworld as first described by Dante in the Inferno.

Some of his stories—the ones set in the academe—remind me of the campus novels of David Lodge in miniature: satirical, witty, and glib. But Aguila's brand of humor is darker, more biting, and deliciously acerbic, since his fictional eye does not look askance or even blink when staring at harrowing events, and his narrative voice remains strong and clear, never wavering as he resolutely records or imaginatively invents glaring truths. These stories then are nothing less than daring excursions into brave new worlds. 

–Ralph Semino Galán

For inquiries and orders, please call up 4061611 local 8424 and look for Paul, Val or Carlo.


Metro Manila
G/F Main Building (across The UST Health Service), University Of Santo Tomas, España

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About the author: Author: The Heart of Need and Other Stories; Carnival of Hate and Other Stories; short stories and literary essays in Fastfood Fiction 2, Esquire Magazine, Philippiniana Sacra, and Leap Plus Magazine
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