Hagedorn Jessica : Dogeaters
By (author) Jessica Hagedorn
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Hagedorn Jessica : Dogeaters by Jessica Hagedorn
Book DescriptionAs sharp and fast as a street boy s razor . . . a rich small feast of a book. The New York Times Book Review Welcome to Manila in the turbulent period of the Philippines late dictator. It is a world in which American pop culture and local Filipino tradition mix flamboyantly, and gossip, storytelling, and extravagant behavior thrive. A wildly disparate group of characters from movie stars to waiters, from a young junkie to the richest man in the Philippines becomes caught up in a spiral of events culminating in a beauty pageant, a film festival, and an assassination. In the center of this maelstrom is Rio, a feisty schoolgirl who will grow up to live in America and look back with longing on the land of her youth. Entertaining and compelling. . . . At the end, you emerge from its intense, dreamlike world feeling as if you ve been to the Philippines. The Philadelphia Inquirer Hagedorn transcends social strata, gender, culture, and politics in this exuberant, witty, and telling portrait of Philippine society. The San Diego Union "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140149043
Paperback / softback
(198mm x 128mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Apr-1991
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jessica Hagedorn
Manila Noir, Paperback (July 2013)
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.
Dogeaters, Paperback (June 2004)» View all books by Jessica Hagedorn
Hagedorn's remarkable play based on her best-selling novel.
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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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