The Small-but-terrible Gina: The Manila Trilogy
Inspired by Hollywood noir but in a Philippine setting, Weldon M. McCarty's The Small-but-terrible Gina refers to the book's main character and how she cuts across Manila's dark underbelly of criminality from big-time to small-time operators by flashing her potent sexual powers.
The first volume of a trilogy that examines Manila's ecology of criminality, The Small-but-terrible Gina will be followed by two more books, Professional Women, and Seeking Radiance, which have yet to be released.
Weldon M. McCarty was born in Texas, USA and came to the Philippines as a US Air Force Cryptographer during the Vietnam War. Also a jazz musician and writer, his memoir, Bamboo Bed - Art, Politics, and Acculturation: Personal Tales of War and Rebellion, Manila 1968-1973 (UP Press, 2016) was shortlisted in the non-fiction category of the Philippine National Book Awards.
University of the Philippines Press, Philippines
Softcover / 9 x 6 inches / 195 pages / BW