The Vicar of San Isidro by Emil Justimbaste
Approx. 27,370 words.
Published on March 10, 2012.
A young wife has an urgent problem with her son who is suffering from depression due to melancholia. The problem is caused by an absentee father who works in a faraway country to earn dollars for his growing family. The woman seeks the help of a priest, but her constant conversations with him do not sit well with the community. The ensuing situation results in a life-changing moment for everyone.