CHARACTERS ã Dogeaters

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CHARACTERS ã Dogeaters Jessica Tarahata Hagedorn was born and raised in Manila Philippines in With her background a Scots Irish French Filipino mother and a Filipino Spanish father with one Chinese ancestor Hagedorn adds a uniue perspective to Asian American performance and literature Her mixed media style often incorporates song poetry images and spoken dialogueMoving to San Francisco in Hagedorn.

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DogeatersG junkie to the richest man in the Philippines becomes caught up in a spiral of events culminating in a beauty pageant a film festival and an assassination 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 yout.

10 Comments on "CHARACTERS ã Dogeaters"

  • ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~

    CHARACTERS ã Dogeaters Dogeaters15 starsThe rating on this one kept slipping the I read I started with OK this might be interesting; moved to This is totally nonsensical no ; and culminated in What the fuckety fuck I mean WTF WHAT This book in a nutshell BIG HOT MESS Sizzling MESSLike thisAlso like this Rather than write a novel Hagedorn threw together a serie

  • Jim Fonseca

    CHARACTERS ã Dogeaters DogeatersRemember Ferdinand Marcos dictator of the Philippines and his wife Imelda with her storage rooms filled with 3000 pairs of shoes This novel published in 1990 came out of that era Of course it has to reflect the clash of classes – the ultra rich and the have nots So we have one set of characters who are super wealthy; tied to the dictator and his cronies the businessmen the generals and the high administrative officials who have mansions luxury cars lavish parties servants and beauty pageants The Mrs loves beauty pageants just about as much as she loves shoesAnd then we have the downcast folks particularly some men whose mothers were usually prostitutes and died young and were brought up by a Fagin character who taught them how to be

  • K.D. Absolutely

    CHARACTERS ã Dogeaters DogeatersMy very first time to read a novel by Jessica Hagedorn born 1949 a Philippine born American novelist playwright poet and mu

  • Dream

    CHARACTERS ã Dogeaters Dogeatersuite a frenetic and schizophrenic book I can see that Hagedorn was attempting to create an intricate picture of the mostly seedy underbelly of Manila but it felt a bit crowded For example there is a kind of gasp moment near the end that I just shrugged at because I couldn't remember why that character was important I don't know that it benefited from its large cast of characters I also don't like feeling cheated at the end and I felt a bit of that reading the two conflicting accounts of what occurred Thankfully Hagedorn does spend a little time w

  • Ervin Patrick

    CHARACTERS ã Dogeaters DogeatersMy Year End 2012 and Year Start 2013 of course ReadFirst read perplexingSecond read still somehow perplexingThis book is filled with too many perplexing events Too many perplexing people Perplexing Hagedornish writing style I had the difficulty of reading between the lines; of trying to understand what the author was trying to say But perhaps that was because as much as I love Historical Fiction I don't know much about my country's I'm Filipino by the way history the heyday of The President and his First LadyMadameIron Butterfly whichever this ma arte woman prefers Or was I just distracted by the Noche Buena the dessert in the fridge yum yum or the noisy Welcome 2013 or the early class come back January 3 and the compliance of reuirement that followedBUT I

  • Kat

    CHARACTERS ã Dogeaters DogeatersDogeaters is a penetrating analysis of the modern history of the Philippines depicting the harsh realities of a politically corrupt system It reflects the reality of what the current political figures in society are like and how their actions beliefs and decisions

  • Andrea

    CHARACTERS ã Dogeaters DogeatersWith very mixed reviews I wasn't sure I was going to opt in when this book was chosen for Wall St Journal Bookclub but I read the Kindle sample and was hooked Manila in the not too distant past; a cast of thousands ok dozens; poverty and privilege; vice corruption violence pop culture innocence religion family and friendships Dogeaters has it allWith its huge ensemble cast of characters each chapter of Dogeaters presents the point of view of a particular character This was a common criticism amongst the negative reviews but for me it kept the story dynamic and interesting My favourite chapters were those focused on Rio the observant young wise beyond her years daughter

  • Deion

    CHARACTERS ã Dogeaters DogeatersI can't give a full evaluation of this book as of yet but I can say that if you're at all interested in learning about gritty side of Filipino politics history and identity then this book is for you The language is cryptic yet bold and maybe even brash The way that Hagedorn is able to tell the individual stories of people from various levels of society is masterful I'm reading this slowly as it is very rich in detail and I don't want to miss anything

  • Greg

    CHARACTERS ã Dogeaters DogeatersThis is the second book I've read that takes place in the Philippines and like the first book I read about the country Jose Rizal's Noli Me Tangere I enjoyed it very much Such depth in detail of the main characters and locales the use of real primary sources such as President McKinley's diary entry and farce primary sources to add to the feel of truth v truth printed v gossip Overall a great piece of literature that I'm proud to have added to my collection

  • Elissa

    CHARACTERS ã Dogeaters DogeatersI wish I could give this 35 stars I read it as part of the WSJ book club I actually liked it and I think it presents a very good portrait of a developing country the class strata the dictator corruptionThe book is slow to develop and yes the chapters jump between characters often with no warning But I was never confused and ultimately looked forward to certain characters' chapters especially Joey and RioCatholicism figures prominently in this novel which can be expected because the Philippines is a mostly Catholic country