Newly released novel offers window into Filipino ex-pat experience

By on September 6, 2017


Legacy of a Filipina, a new novel by Charles Au Lavoie (Supplied)
Legacy of a Filipina, a new novel by Charles Au Lavoie (Supplied)

Victoria, BC, August 1, 2017 In the Philippines, one out of every three households includes a family member who lives and works overseas. More than 660,000 Filipinos work in Canada; three million work in the United States.

Legacy of a Filipina, a new novel by Charles Au Lavoie, examines the divide between these Filipinos and the locals who encounter them on a daily basis, and the prejudices on both sides. As the story moves from Canadas West Coast to Honolulu and the Philippines, Legacy of a Filipina explores the immigrant experience and the universal themes of love, loss and new beginnings.

The Author:
Charles Au Lavoie lives in Victoria, BC. The 2015 Winter Escapade was his introduction to the Philippines, other trips followed.