A Traumatized Son’s
Artist, Writer, Illustrator
Size: 8.5” x 11”
Copyright © 2020 by Bren Bataclan
Publication Year: 2021
Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc.
PO Box 31928
San Francisco, California 94131-0928
447 Sutter Street, Suite #505
San Francisco, CA 94108
When people ask Bren Bataclan to describe the tumultuous life with his mom Fe, they often ask, “How did you turn out so nice?” Bataclan’s memoir illustrates many volatile, often hilarious experiences with a tantrum-prone, narcissistic, hoarder mom. Yet Fe is fundamentally a loving and gay-supportive, though often challenging, Filipina mother. Bataclan shares a journey tracing his family’s immigration from the Philippines to the United States. You will remember his bittersweet story forever, as he moves from coping to thriving, with frustration, trauma, compassion, and eventual acceptance.
Note: Some content might not be appropriate for young children.
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