by Jessica Hagedorn


Paperback, 272 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $10 | purchase

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The destinies of a varied group of characters — among them are movie stars, department store clerks, the wealthiest man in the Philippines — are intertwined with a beauty pageant, a film festival, and an assassination, in a study of the Philippines under dictatorship.

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