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Before the Rain In A Voice Haunting And Filled With Longing, Before The Rain Tells The Story Of Love Unexpected, Its Fragile Bounds And Subtle Perils As A Newspaper Editor In The 80s, Luisita Torregrosa Lived Her Career Enter Elizabeth, A Striking, Reserved, And Elusive Writer With Whom Torregrosa Falls Deeply In Love Their Story Irresistible Romance, Overlapping Ambitions, And Fragile Union Unfolds As The Narrative Shifts To The Philippines And The Fall Of Ferdinand Marcos There, On That Beautiful, Troubled Island, The Couple Creates A World Of Their Own, While Covering Political Chaos And Bloody Upheavals What Was Effortless Abroad Becomes Less Idyllic When They Return To The United States, And Their Ending Becomes As Surprising And Revealing As Their Beginning Torregrosa Captures The Way Love Transforms Those Who Experience It For An Unforgettable, But Often Too Brief, Time This Book Is Distinguished Not Only By Its Strong, Unique, And Conflicted Heroines, But Also By Torregrosa S Lyrical Portrait Of The Philippines And The Even Exotic Heart Of Intimacy.

10 thoughts on “Before the Rain

  1. says:

    Originally reviewed on A Reader of Fictions.Having completed Before the Rain, I find myself with very little to say, a rather rare occurrence for me Speechlessness, of course, can be the result of many emotions, too fraught by the impact of the tale or too bored to care Unfortunately, my reactionsclosely resemble the latter.What drew me to this book was both the lgbt element and the historical aspect Coming into it, I knew practically nothing about the history of the Philippines, and le Originally reviewed on A Reader of Fictions.Having completed Before the Rain, I find myself with very little to say, a rather rare occurrence for me Speechlessness, of course, can be the result of many emotions, too fraught by the impact of the tale or too bored to care Unfortunately, my reactionsclosely resemble the latter.What drew me to this book was both the lgbt element and the historical aspect Coming into it, I knew practically ...

  2. says:

    This is a memoir that reads like a novel, and that s both a good and bad thing Torregrosa has a sinuous, vague, slippery style of writing that I love in a good novel I was reminded a bit of early 90s Jeannette Winterson but feels a bit incomplete in a memoir This story of love and revolution had plenty of revolution on an international and interpersonal scale but I felt a real lack of love...

  3. says:

    It s the 1980s Luisita and Elizabeth first meet when they work for the same newspaper Luisita as an editor, and Elizabeth as a reporter Elizabeth is newly married and Luisita is in a relationship of her own Months later, after Luisita goes through a bad break up, she and Elizabeth start talkingand flirting a bit Then things getserious When Elizabeth is assigned to the Philippines to cover the revolution that w...

  4. says:

    If straight people can get their beautifully written but pointless, reeking of privilege love affair memoirs published then I guess there s no reason why lesbians shouldn t be able to as well Doesn t make it a compelling read though.

  5. says:

    Since I was in the Philippines during the period covered in this book I enjoyed experiencing the end of the Marcos regime and Cory Aquino s people power revolution from the perspective of the foreign press core The love story is also very poignant and well drawn.

  6. says:

    I received this book free from Goodreads First Reads This book had me from page 1 Once I started, I couldnt put it down Definitely a must read

  7. says:

    I was swept up with Torregrosa s writing in the beginning I began to lose interest after 100 pages, but I may have been distancing myself from the emotion knowing the demise of the relationship was coming.Memorable quote I believed then that writing came from the night, from someplace secret and glorious, that it came with the moon and the wind, from the simple act of breathing I did not study it, or practice it faithfully like the scales on the piano I was too romantic, always, for that I I was swept up with Torregrosa s writing in the beginning I began to lose interest after 100 pages, but I may have been distancing myself from the emotion knowing the demise of the relationship was coming.Memorable quote I believed t...

  8. says:

    Felt like First world problems, where white expats exotcize the chaos of Third world in the 80s The Two stars for this sentence Someday I will be able to write, because I will have to, about the years in which I knew you and the finale.

  9. says:

    Seductively written I could not put this book down, but when I looked for passages to quote, realized most are generally devoid of insight The title is a little misleading Lopez Torregrosa mentions the Philippine revolution and associated crises but with little bearing on her story Nor does she seem to have much understanding of her story, which is basically that she had a tremendously intense relationship and then it ended She shares a few tidbits, probably insights her ex laboriously im Seductively written I could not put this book down, but when I looked for passages to quote, realized most are generally devoid of insight The title is a little misleading Lopez Torregrosa mentions the Philippine revolution and associated crises but with little bearing on her story Nor does she seem to have much understanding of her story, which is basically that she had a tremendously intense relationship and then it ended She shares a few tidbits, probably insigh...

  10. says:

    2.5 stars I think this book would have gotten in a higher rating if I had beenin the mood for what it was, which is basically about being a journalist I saw it at the library and read the first page or two really really gorgeous writing and decided to go ahead and check it out even though I almost always regret those decisions later I have a huge to read pile that I m pretty selective about, and then I just waltz into the library and just stack the books into my arms without any kind 2.5 stars I think this book would have gotten in a higher rating if I had beenin the mood for what it was, which is basically about...

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