A Tiny Upward Shove  


A Tiny Upward Shove
Farrar, Straus & Giroux | April 12, 2022 | 352 pages
ISBN: 9780374277758

“Addictive and headlong” (Lauren Groff), 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. "My grandmother, sitting at her doily-covered table, marmalade on her cheek, explained that the aswang is all the evil bad things that a town or a society would want to deny—eventually it has to come out, has to be personified into something or the truth will reveal itself." Marina Salles’s life does not end the day she wakes up dead.