Dogeaters

Finalist, National Book Awards 1990 for Fiction

Dogeaters by Jessica Hagedorn book cover
ISBN 978-0394574981
Theatre Communications Group | Pantheon
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Jessica Hagedorn

Jessica Hagedorn was born and raised in the Philippines and came to the United States in her early teens. Her novels include Toxicology, Dream Jungle, The Gangster Of Love, and Dogeaters, winner of the American Book Award and a finalist for the National Book Award. More about this author >

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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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