Bone Talk is Candy Gourlay’s third novel that features a coming of age story set within the mountains of the Philippines during the Philippine-American War.
Samkad lived 100 years ago in the Philippines. He has never met anyone from outside his tribe. He’s desperate to go through the ceremony where you become a man, but he’s worried it will take him away from his best friend, Luki, as men and women aren’t allowed to mix. But then his long-lost brother returns, telling him that these strange people called Americans have arrived, they’ve attacked the lowland towns, and they’re heading for Samkad’s village….