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Mahnomen Public Library APO (Text) 33500013518238 New Available -
McIntosh Public Library APO (Text) 33500013518246 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781641292511
  • ISBN: 1641292512
  • Physical Description: 201 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Soho, 2022.

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"Gina Apostol's debut novel, available for the first time in the US, tells of a young woman caught between a lifelong desire to escape into books and a real-world revolution. It is the mid-eighties, two decades into the kleptocratic, brutal rule of Ferdinand Marcos. The Philippine economy is in deep recession, and civil unrest is growing by the day. But Primi Peregrino has her own priorities: tracking down books and pursuing romantic connections with their authors. For Primi, the nascent revolution means that writers are gathering more often, and with greater urgency, so that every poetry reading she attends presents a veritable "Justice League" of authors for her to choose among. As the Marcos dictatorship stands poised to topple, Primi remains true to her fantasy: that she, "a vagabond from history, a runaway from time," can be saved by sex, love, and books"-- Provided by publisher.
Author Notes

Gina Apostol is the author of the novels <i>Insurrecto</i>, <i>Gun Dealers' Daughter</i>, and <i>The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata</i>. She is the recipient of a PEN/Open Book Award and two Philippine National Book Awards. Her essays and stories have appeared in <i>The New York Times</i>, <i>Los Angeles Review of Books</i>, <i>Foreign Policy</i>, <i>Gettysburg Review</i>, and <i>Massachusetts Review</i>. She lives in New York City and western Massachusetts and grew up in Tacloban, Leyte, in the Philippines.

Subject: Books and reading > Fiction.
Revolutions > Fiction.
Philippines > History > 20th century > Fiction.
FICTION / Asian American
FICTION / Political
FICTION / City Life
Genre: Fiction.

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