The Gangster of Love

The Gangster of Love

Book - 1996
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Houghton
Jessica Hagedorn's first novel, Dogeaters, was nominated for the National Book Award and hailed by Robert Stone as " the definitive novel of the encounter between the Philippines and America." Hagedorn's long-awaited second novel, The Gangster of Love, is equally compelling as she continues to illuminate flamboyantly that intersection where American pop culture and local Filipino tradition commingle. Alternating between the Philippines and the United States, The Gangster of Love is the story of Rocky Rivera, who plays in a dissolute rock band with her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Elvis Chang. Rocky's spirited and deeply traditional mother, Milagros, her troubled and bedeviled brother, Voltaire, her wonderfully eccentric uncle, Marlon, and her best friend, the wildly unpredictable and enigmatic Keiko, along with other characters real and imagined, create a story that spans generations and cultures. Together they acquire spouses, lovers, companions, children, and in-laws, making a plac

Baker & Taylor
Chronicles the life and times of Rocky Rivera, a member of a dissolute rock band, and her sometimes boyfriend Elvis Chang, traditional mother, troubled brother, eccentric uncle, and unpredictable best friend

Blackwell North Amer
Alternating between the Philippines and the United States, namely New York and Los Angeles, The Gangster of Love is the story of Rocky Rivera, who plays in a dissolute rock band with her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Elvis Chang; Rocky's spirited and deeply traditional mother, Milagros; her troubled and bedeviled brother, Voltaire; her wonderfully eccentric uncle, Marlon; and her best friend, the wildly unpredictable, enigmatic Keiko. These, along with other characters real and imagined, form a family story spanning generations and cultures. Together they grow to and through adulthood, acquiring spouses, lovers, companions, children, and in-laws; making a place for themselves in the world; shattering myths, icons, and expectations; struggling to find that point where alienation and assimilation, identity and dignity, coincide.

Baker
& Taylor

The author of Dogeaters chronicles the life and times of Rocky Rivera, a member of a dissolute rock band, and her sometimes boyfriend Elvis Chang, traditional mother, troubled brother, eccentric uncle, and unpredictable best friend. Tour.

Publisher: Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin, 1996.
ISBN: 9780395754122
0395754127
Branch Call Number: HAG
Characteristics: 311 p. ; 22 cm.

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