Award-Winning Creative Writer Launches 2 Books
A faculty at the English and Literature Department launches two books containing his creative writing works.
Mr. Ian R. Casocot, whose works have earned him distinctions from the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature and other related literary award bodies, released recently Beautiful Accidents and Heartbreak and Magic.
“In twelve stories collected from a decade of writing fiction, the much-awarded Dumaguete writer Ian Rosales Casocot attempts to rescue personal experience from the ephemera of travel and sexual limbo, and in the process makes his stories a fixative art, each one a grand evocation of style. ‘Beautiful accidents litter his stories, like glass shards from a collision… He uses language amorously, as a lover savors a kiss, so that passion becomes as real as the rhythm of his sentences,’ writes Timothy R. Montes of this collection of stories, where once proud fathers fade after the golden age of sugarcane in Negros, where mothers are fossilized in the celluloid memories of old movies, and where the very young play dangerous games as they hustle for sex, love, and attention in the small and weary world of university towns.“
“A young man discovers the malevolence of first love. A boy travels back in time in search of history and his name. A neighborhood is besieged by a resurrected evil in their midst. A clone of Jose Rizal uncovers surprising secrets. A heartbroken girl harnesses magic to win a boy’s love, and almost destroys the world. This book collects eight stories of fantasy, horror, and science fiction from the imagination of award-winning Ian Rosales Casocot.”