Dogeaters (1990) by Jessica Hagedorn

Updated: Aug 1

This stirring novel, set in the late 1950's, transports the reader into Manila in the Philippines during a particularly turbulent period with a series of vignettes and a variety of characters from all classes of society, all of whom have their own trials and tribulations with which to deal. Joey Sands, a DJ/sex worker, provides a lens into the lgbtq+ world with a wicked sense of humor and grit that comes from a life surviving on the bare minimum. This is a novel brimming with cutting edge creativity and certain to capture both your intellectual and whimsical delights.

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