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Description - Hagedorn Jessica : Dogeaters by Jessica Hagedorn

"As 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 Details

ISBN: 9780140149043
ISBN-10: 014014904X
Format: 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

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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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