"Written with seemingly effortless grace and in clean-eyed prose, the short stories in Roley’s long-awaited collection are poignant, intimate, and heartbreaking."
--R. Zamora Linmark
"Roley's debut in FilAm literature--in American literature, more properly--was auspicious and important. American Son is brilliantly written...Roley's The Last Mistress of Jose Rizal is an appearance equally auspicious to American Son: a demonstration of the prowess of this writer in the middle of a strong literary career."
Professor of English and Editor Emeritus of The North American Review