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Baby Jesus Pawn Shop (Hardback)

Lucia Orth

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ISBN 10: 1579621708 / ISBN 13: 9781579621704
Editore: Permanent Press (NY), United States, 2008
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Language: English . Brand New Book. In steamy, corruption-ridden Manila, at the height of Ferdinand Marcos brutal regime, two unlikely young lovers come together: Rue Caldwell, the wife of an American counter-insurgency specialist and Doming Aquinaldo, a Filipino dissident working under a secret identity as chauffeur for Rue’s husband. Doming is honor-bound to avenge his father s murder, but resists fighting brutality with more violence, choosing instead to be a conduit for information. Rue, who avoids acknowledging the suffering that is veiled by her privileged lifestyle, represents all that Doming despises. However, the more she sees, the more she realizes that her husband and country are on the wrong side in the Philippines conflict. As the violence in the country escalates, Rue and Doming find refuge in each other through their loneliness, their awakening conscience and their common experience of betrayal and exile. Doming soon abandons his role as informant embarking on a perilous journey to his rural home in search of a disappeared sister as Rue s life becomes more deeply intertwined with the Marcos regime. When an insurgent bomb attack goes horribly awry, government reprisals take the lives of dozens of innocent Filipinos as well as an American journalist who was trying to expose corruption. Doming, realizing that Rue and her husband are at risk of becoming collateral damage, is now compelled to make a difficult choice—or else find the narrow way between his love for Rue, his duty to his country and the wisdom of his heart. Part political thriller, part love story, Baby Jesus Pawn Shop explores the struggle of two ordinary individuals to lead a moral life when reality defies conventional notions of right and wrong. Codice inventario libreria FLT9781579621704

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Titolo: Baby Jesus Pawn Shop (Hardback)

Casa editrice: Permanent Press (NY), United States

Data di pubblicazione: 2008

Legatura: Hardback

Condizione libro:New

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In steamy, corruption-ridden Manila, at the height of Ferdinand Marcos' brutal regime, two unlikely young lovers come together: Rue Caldwell, the wife of an American counter-insurgency specialist and Doming Aquinaldo, a Filipino dissident working under a secret identity as chauffeur for Rue's husband. Doming is honor-bound to avenge his father's murder, but resists fighting brutality with more violence, choosing instead to be a conduit for information. Rue, who avoids acknowledging the suffering that is veiled by her privileged lifestyle, represents all that Doming despises. However, the more she sees, the more she realizes that her husband and country are on the wrong side in the Philippines' conflict.

As the violence in the country escalates, Rue and Doming find refuge in each other through their loneliness, their awakening conscience and their common experience of betrayal and exile.

Doming soon abandons his role as informant embarking on a perilous journey to his rural home in search of a "disappeared" sister as Rue's life becomes more deeply intertwined with the Marcos regime. When an insurgent bomb attack goes horribly awry, government reprisals take the lives of dozens of innocent Filipinos as well as an American journalist who was trying to expose corruption.

Doming, realizing that Rue and her husband are at risk of becoming "collateral damage," is now compelled to make a difficult choice or else find the narrow way between his love for Rue, his duty to his country and the wisdom of his heart.

Part political thriller, part love story, Baby Jesus Pawn Shop explores the struggle of two ordinary individuals to lead a moral life when reality defies conventional notions of right and wrong.

About the Author:

LUCIA ORTH worked for a non-profit organization in Manila for five years. She s also lived in London, Beijing, and Washington and traveled extensively in the Philippine s Mindinao and northern Cordilleras, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, Australia, New Zealand, and most recently in Turkey and Hungary. She grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, graduated from Notre Dame Law School, and currently teaches in the Indigenous and American Indian Studies Department at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas.

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