Dream Jungle

Dream Jungle

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Jessica Hagedorn has received wide critical acclaim for her edgy, high-energy novels chronicling the clash and embrace of American and Filipino cultures. With Dream Jungle, she achieves a new level of narrative daring.

Set in a Philippines of desperate beauty and rank corruption, Dream Jungle feverishly traces the consequences of two seemingly unrelated events: the discovery of an alleged ?lost tribe? and the arrival of a celebrity-studded American film crew filming an epic Vietnam War movie. Caught in the turmoil unleashed by these two incidents are four unforgettable characters?a wealthy, iconoclastic playboy, a woman ensnared in the sex industry, a Filipino-American writer, and a jaded actor?who find themselves drawn irrevocably together in this lavish, sensual portrait of a nation in crisis.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 131 x 206 x 16mm | 227g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0142001090
  • 9780142001097
  • 986,705

Review quote

As beautiful as summer, as unforgettable as heartbreak . . . [A] luminous performance. (Junot Diaz, author of Drawn)
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About Jessica Hagedorn

Jessica Hagedorn is the author of the novels Dogeaters and The Gangster of Love, Dream Jungle, and a collection of poetry and short fiction, Danger and Beauty.
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Rating details

436 ratings
3.47 out of 5 stars
5 19% (84)
4 30% (130)
3 34% (150)
2 12% (51)
1 5% (21)
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