When the Rainbow Goddess Wept

When the Rainbow Goddess Wept

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Set against the backdrop of the Japanese invasion of the Philippines in 1941, Cecilia Manguerra Brainard's brilliant novel weaves myth and legend together with the suffering and tragedies of the Filipino people.When nine-year-old Yvonne flees with her family into the jungle to join the resistance effort, she witnesses death and destruction on an almost unimaginable scale. In the face of terror and despair, she finds comfort in the stories her people have passed down over generations. In particular, the legends of Bongkatolan, the Woman Warrior, and the merciful rainbow goddess offer her strength and hope. Yvonne becomes determined to preserve these ancient legends and to give voice to the epic she herself is living. Under the cloud of war, it is a goal almost too great to contemplate. But it will define Yvonne and her people with a strength and a clarity more powerful than any weapon.
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  • Hardback | 216 pages
  • 127 x 177.8 x 25.4mm | 385.55g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • E P Dutton & Co Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Subsequent
  • 0525938214
  • 9780525938217

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258 ratings
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