Book ‘A Tiny Upward Shove’ by Melissa Chadburn

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“Gloriously voiced, the kind of addictive and headlong novel that makes reading into a wild bronco ride.” ― Lauren Groff, author of Matrix. A Tiny Upward Shove is inspired by Melissa Chadburn's Filipino heritage and its folklore, as it traces the too-short life of a young, cast-off woman transformed by death into an agent of justice ― or mercy. Marina Salles’s life does not end the day she wakes up dead. Instead, in the course of a moment, she is transformed into the stuff of myth, the stuff of her grandmother’s old Filipino stories―an aswang, a creature of mystery and vengeance. She spent her time on earth on the margins; shot like a pinball through a childhood of loss...
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 12, 2022)  Pages: 352 pages  ISBN-10: 0374277753  ISBN-13: 978-0374277758  ASIN:‎ B092T8SSV7

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Melissa Chadburn’s writing has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times Book ReviewThe New York Review of BooksThe Paris Review DailyThe Best American Food Writing, and many other publications. Her extensive reporting on the child welfare system appears in the Netflix docuseries The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez. Melissa is a worker lover and through her own labor and literary citizenship strives to upend economic violence. Her mother taught her how to sharpen a pencil with a knife and she’s basically been doing that ever since. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Southern California and lives in greater Los Angeles. 

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