“When I look back to that August in Manila, I must begin with the rain. It came in gulps, torrents, slashing across the world, drowning it.”
As a newspaper editor in the ’80s, Luisita Torregrosa lived her career, chronicling a stirring Philippines revolution. Enter Elizabeth, a striking, reserved—and married—reporter with whom Torregrosa falls deeply in love. What is effortless abroad becomes less idyllic when they return to the mainland, and their ending becomes as surprising and revealing as their beginning.
BEFORE THE RAIN
is a a lyrical, sensuous memoir of passionate love played out against the adventure of an alluring nation’s revolution.