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Dream Jungle [Jessica Hagedorn] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Jessica Hagedorn has received wide critical acclaim for her edgy. Dream Jungle is a novel by Jessica Hagedorn, a Filipino American author. The book was published in by Penguin Viking press. When people think of the Philippines, many think of shoes, and lots of them — Imelda Marcos’ Givenchy eight-and-a-half stilettos littering the grand presidential .

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This is a good “Flippa” book.

Rizalina would be “saved” by the white American actor and whisked away to America to spend her days living as his iungle trophy wife. Sunday, 26 October, However, I loved the way she wrote about the Philippines, This is my first book by Hagedorn, but it won’t be my last.


By doing so, are you suggesting that the boundaries of fantasy and reality are blurred? After years of chatting on the phone and sending various e-mails back and forth, I finally got the chance to meet writer extraordinaire Jessica Hagedorn.

Hagedorn is an amazing author, combining many influences into a piece about her place of birth, looking back from the American mainland towards a place devastated by colonial influences, and in particular, American excess in the jungoe of a movie about the Vietnam war.


Hagedorn’s prose barely scratches the surface of what could otherwise be a gripping and heartfelt tale. Apr 07, Jennifer rated it it was amazing.

She always seems to slip away from the worst possible consequences of her circumstance. What is it that Zamora seems to gain from his experiences in the jungle?

It’s about an ancient lost tribe in the Philippines. He also assumes this hagsdorn role with Rizalina, the cook’s daughter and his next conquest.

DREAM JUNGLE by Jessica Hagedorn | Kirkus Reviews

Were you tempted to be less sympathetic? Her story is one of my favorite stories of all time. Lists with This Book.

But a Guggenheim Fellowship allowed me to travel to the region in and do research.

You write in the voices of many characters in this book. Gotta love the Friends of the Library bookstore – four bucks, can you believe it? jessiica

I finished this a few days ago and still don’t quite know what to make of it. The book had more dramatic punch without it. It also might refer to the country as a whole, as others have imagined it throughout history.

Bangkok set to sparkle Sponsored by: Open Preview See a Problem? Why savvy homebuyers should wait until the second half of Hagedorn also uses a modern conquistador, Manuel Elizalde, who discovered hagsdorn lost tribe in the rainforest of Mindanao in A fairly confusing book that switches which character is narrating each chapter with no indication of who the narrator is.


Why do so many of your characters end up in the United States?

Dream Jungle

Look back to how different characters describe the Philippines and to the chaotic clash of cultures evidenced in the book. Now onto what I really think. Trivia About Dream Jungle. Set in a Philippines of desperate beauty and rank corruption, Dream Jungle feverishly traces the consequences of two seemingly unrelated events: She eventually hooks up with an American actor who is part of a movie about Vietnam that is being shot in the Filipino jungles.

What about the anthropologist Amado Cabrera? On top of that, many gagedorn the characters are just loosely connected to each other causing each character to have not a whole lot of the plot in connection.