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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. It ov gives you every side of her, and by the jessicca you feel as if you’ve known the character forever. I wouldn’t have finished it if it hadn’t been assigned for one of my English classes this semester in college. The yo-yo is a recurring symbol, one of the utmost significance in the novel. The April 3rd Incident. Mar 26, Marisa rated it liked it Shelves: The events the characters attend, create, force to happen make sense and yet are often surprising.

Add both to Cart Add both to List. Jed has also worked with A. Hagedorn writes loosely connected stories about immigrants who have complex relationships with their mother country and the U. Not valid on previous purchases and cannot be combined with any other offer.

Jan 22, Ivan Labayne rated it did not like it Shelves: I found this very different from the other books I read, but I enjoyed it. Even better, the language Hadegorn uses to give these details is poetic, rythmic, lush, mixing English, Spanish, and Tagalog too. Her stories are often sexually explicit in a gratuitously autobiographical way.


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Joseph Papp produced her first play Mango Tango in Just because you are writing a fictional version of your life doesn’t mean you should include everything that happened. Something in Between Harlequin Teen.

Kamlian 1 Abraham Ignacio, Jr. They live together in San Fransisco and eventually travel to New York.

I remember reading it in the 8th grade and I remember enjoying it so I decided to pick it up and read it again. As a Filipino American, I must confess, there were parts of the novel that confused me as well.

Non linear stories must be a Philippine thing, especially for wayward women jesxica to US.

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At Home In The World. I enjoyed reading this novel a lot, which had a lot to do with the Hagedorn’s writing style.

Seats are best available. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Hagedorn gangsterr gets it I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Thank you to BongBong for the connection to Jessica. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. The plot is cyclical: This book was a great read! Jessica Tarahata Hagedorn was hxgedorn and raised in Manila, Philippines in Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. In New York they joined a band called the Gangster of Love.

I first got this book for free at a book convention. Lists with This Book.

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This novel is anything but DULL! May 25, Chris Herdt rated od liked it. See all books by Jessica Hagedorn. The comparison doesn’t ful This author came before Junot Diaz and does for the Filipino community what Diaz has done for the Dominican community. So begins a blazing coming-of-age story suffused with the tensions of immigration which finds Rocky moving from the counter-culture in s San Francisco to the extravagant music scene in Manhattan of the s.


It’s about a girl named Rocky from the Phillipines and falls in love with a musician named Elvis. Each review contains exactly words. Want to Read saving…. English Choose a language for shopping. Rocky falls in love with a guitar player, Elvis. Rocky’s father and older sister, both of whom remained in the Philippines.

Sudden shifts in voice and tense are jarring and ineffective, and the several dream sequences Hagedorn injects are expendable. I would recommend this book to those who like to read inspiring stories. In the second, after the birth of Venus, Rocky and Elvis are more respectful. It talks about the band, but it also talks about her mother.

It’s not always gold and diamonds and Rocky Rivera is the perfect platform for that portrayal. Rocky then moves on to Jake, a Cuban-American sound engineer with whom she has a baby: Hickey 1 Candy L.