Books set in Philippines (18)


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After Lambana: a Graphic Novel : Myth and Magic in Manila by Eliza Victoria EN

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Immerse yourself in a fantasy world of Filipino myth, magic, and supernatural suspense! Lambana--the realm of supernatural fairies known as Diwata--has fallen, and the Magic Prohibition Act has been enacted. To add to his troubles, there's something wrong with Conrad's heart and only magic can prolong his life. He teams up with Ignacio, a well-connected friend who promises to hook him up with the Diwata and their magical treatments--a quest that's not only risky but highly illegal! On the shadowy, noir-tinged streets of Manila, multiple realities co-exist and intertwine as the two friends seek... continue

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Bibliolepsy by Gina Apostol EN

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Moving, sexy, and archly funny, Gina Apostol’s Philippine National Book Award-winning Bibliolepsy is a love letter to the written word and a brilliantly unorthodox look at the rebellion that brought down a dictatorship 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 ow... continue

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Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER “This riveting, courageous memoir ought to be mandatory reading for every American.” —Michelle Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of The New Jim Crow “l cried reading this book, realizing more fully what my parents endured.” —Amy Tan, New York Times bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and Where the Past Begins “This book couldn’t be more timely and more necessary.” —Dave Eggers, New York Times bestselling author of What Is the What and The Monk of Mokha Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, called “the most famous undocumented immigrant in... continue

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Dogeaters by Jessica Hagedorn EN

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“An original, raw, and wild novel that has held its power and demands to be read.” —Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction and Winner of the American Book Award A classic and influential story—often considered “the quintessential Filipino American novel” (The Nation)—centered on the cultural and political stakes of life in Marcos-era Philippines 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 go... continue

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Dusk by F. Sionil Jose EN

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With Dusk (originally published in the Philippines as Po-on), F. Sionil Jose begins his five-novel Rosales Saga, which the poet and critic Ricaredo Demetillo called "the first great Filipino novels written in English." Set in the 1880s, Dusk records the exile of a tenant family from its village and the new life it attempts to make in the small town of Rosales. Here commences the epic tale of a family unwillingly thrown into the turmoil of history. But this is more than a historical novel; it is also the eternal story of man's tortured search for true faith and the larger meaning of existence. ... continue

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Horse Barbie : A Memoir by Geena Rocero EN

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The heartfelt memoir of a trans pageant queen from the Philippines who went back into the closet to model in New York City—until she realized that living her truth was the only way to step into her full power. “Packed with grit, ferocity, and grace, Geena Rocero’s story proves that embracing who you are—in all your complexity, and in a world that often seems to think you’re simply not allowed—is a truly revolutionary act.”—Gabrielle Union-Wade As a young femme in 1990s Manila, Geena Rocero heard, “Bakla, bakla!,” a taunt aimed at her feminine sway, whenever she left the tiny universe of her es... continue

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In the Country : Stories by Mia Alvar EN

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In these nine globe-trotting tales, Mia Alvar gives voice to the women and men of the Philippines and its diaspora. From teachers to housemaids, from mothers to sons, Alvar’s stories explore the universal experiences of loss, displacement, and the longing to connect across borders both real and imagined. In the Country speaks to the heart of everyone who has ever searched for a place to call home—and marks the arrival of a formidable new voice in literature.


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My Heart Underwater by Laurel Flores Fantauzzo EN

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Reeling from her father's coma and kissing a female teacher, seventeen-year-old Corazon suddenly finds herself in the Philippines with a half-brother she had never met.

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Pasando el rato en un país cálido by Jose Y. Dalisay (Jr.) ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
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Tras unos años en Estados Unidos preparando su doctorado, Noel Bulaong regresa a Filipinas para el entierro de su padre. La vuelta a su país desata recuerdos que creía olvidados: una infancia entre cocoteros en los campos de Kangleong, su juventud en los arrabales de Manila mientras Marcos gobernaba el país con mano de hierro, la célula comunista de la que formó parte en sus años universitarios... Pero no todos son amables, Noel rememora también su encarcelamiento y su posterior liberación y connivencia con el régimen. Amist... continue