.Immigration blues by Bienvenido N. Santos

a selection from being people an anthology, edited by Thomas Kral

Immigration Blues has been anthologized often and has won numerous literary awards. It is funny, sad, and eminently humane all at once—very much in the spirit of other stories by Bienvenido Santos.
Alipio Palma is a Filipino American. Immigrating from the Philippines before World War 2, he has recently lost his wife and is now recuperating from a serious car accident.

The future does not look bright. But what does he see outside his apartment? Perhaps a new chapter in his life is about to begin.

Being People, p 132

Contents ••• Title page ••• The author ••• Pre-story ••• In-story ••• Exercises ••• Follow-up