The Gangster of Love
By (author) Jessica Hagedorn
Gangster of Love by Jessica Hagedorn
Book Description? Nominated for The Irish Times International Fiction Prize? The author's first novel, Dogeaters, was nominated for a National Book Award in 1990 and was voted the best book of the year by the Before Columbus Foundation.Rocky Rivera arrives in the U.S. from the Philippines the day that Jimi Hendrix dies. So begins a blazing coming-of-age story suffused with the tensions of immigration which finds Rocky moving from the counter-culture in 1960s San Francisco to the extravagant music scene in Manhattan of the 1980s.The Gangster of Love tells the story of the Rivera family as they make their new life in the States?all the while haunted by the memory of the father and the homeland they left behind. Among its members are Rocky's haughty mother, who has impulsively left her father; Voltaire, her brother, prone to heavy depression and odd friendships with strangers; and Rocky herself, unsure about sex and worshipful of her boyfriend?the guitar-playing Elvis Chang?who must learn to accept reality amidst the myths and lures of American success and idolatry.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140159707
(197mm x 128mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Oct-1997
Country of Publication: United States
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Fresh noir from one of the most intense, congested, and overpopulated cities in the world.
Dream Jungle, Paperback / softback (September 2004)
Hagedorn has received enormous critical acclaim for her edgy, high-energy novels chronicling the clash and embrace of American and Filipino cultures. With "Dream Jungle" she breaks through to a new level of narrative daring and has written her most complex and accomplished novel to date.
Danger and Beauty, Paperback (April 2002)» View all books by Jessica Hagedorn
Drawn from the essence of Latin soul and free jazz, rich evocations of the author's ancestral roots.
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Author Biography - Jessica Hagedorn
Jessica Hagedorn is the author of the novels Dogeaters and The Gangster of Love, Dream Jungle, and a collection of poetry and short fiction, Danger and Beauty.
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