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 | 325 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 20.32mm | 204.12g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0142001090
  • 9780142001097
  • 939,190

Review quote

A richly intriguing study of flamboyant ambition and the politics of corruption. ("Seattle Times")
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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

419 ratings
3.45 out of 5 stars
5 19% (78)
4 30% (124)
3 35% (146)
2 12% (51)
1 5% (20)
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