OHA: A STORY TOLD IN ONE ETERNAL SECOND
Mia, a fifteen-year-old spirit, yearns for a normal teenage life. With childlike wonder, she finds herself immersed in the lives of the families around her old neighborhood, and unexpectedly delighted with the spirits she eventually meets.
In over 50 years (or an eternal second) of Mia’s afterlife, her questions become inevitable: “What counts as living?” “Does one really disappear after death?” “Are there universal Truths?” While she searches for answers, Mia is caught in the intoxicating nuances of young romance, the nurturing bliss from real friendships, and the complex history of Baguio City from the 1940s to the earthquake in 1990 and beyond.
A novel on making up for lost time, forging unexpected connections, and exploring the forces that connect nature, life, and death, Oha brings us the intricacies of faith and spirituality, and the ebbs and flows that unite us all: grief, guilt, joy, love.
About the author
KRIE R. LOPEZ
When Krie was a new mother to her two silly girls, she co-authored a quirky series of children’s books in Filipino. Many years later, spooked by a paranormal presence in an old house in Baguio, faced with the unexpected isolation and uncertainty of the pandemic, and nudged by her overly affirming writing class, she wrote her first novel Oha, a story that expressed everything her soul was yearning for—connectedness, meaning, and peace.
Paperback, 256 pages
Trim Size: 5.5" x 7.5"
Weight: 0.23 kg