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The Gangster Of Love by  Jessica Hagedorn - Paperback - Advance Uncorrected Proof - 1996 - from Brass DolphinBooks and Biblio.com

The Gangster Of Love

by Hagedorn, Jessica

Condition: Very Good+/No Jacket


NY: HMco, 1996. Book. Very Good+. Trade Paperback. Advance Uncorrected Proof. Noted writer of the Filipino-American experience 2nd novel, in ARC. Handsome copy, no real wear, perhaps read once, front cover has very mild trace crease and minimal edge/tip wear, probaly all invisible in the foto to come. Text is unthumbed and bright. *We feel that books offered for internet sale should be described thoroughly and accurately. We assure the buyer that books listed by Brass Dolphin are so described, and graded, using the strict, traditional standards. *.

? 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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