Hagedorn Jessica : Dogeaters (Contemporary American Fiction)

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"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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"As sharp and fast as a street boy's razor" (The New York Times Book Review), Dogeaters is an intense fictional portrayal of Manila in the heyday of Marcos, the Philippines' late dictator. 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.[...]

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"A dangerous play which actually achieves its great ambitions... it focuses our attention on a land not well understood... What kind of price does the average person pay while living under a dictatorship? What does naked power look like?... Dogeaters is a play of important answers" Jose Rivera; "A stunning play of epic proportions" Chay Yew; "In Dogeaters the journey is as titillating as a great vacation that leads you willingly into danger. The play carves a clear narrative line out of a dense literary pastiche - a real accomplishment" New York Times"

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