From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant A Novel

ISBN-10: 0670023191

ISBN-13: 9780670023196

Edition: 2012

Authors: Alex Gilvarry

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High fashion and homeland security clash in a masterful debut. Boyet Hernandez is a small man with a big American dream when he arrives in New York in 2002, fresh out of design school in Manila. With dubious financing and visions of Fashion Week runways, he sets up shop in a Brooklyn toothpick factory, pursuing his goals with monkish devotion (distractions of a voluptuous undergrad not withstanding). But mere weeks after a high-end retail order promises to catapult his (B)oy label to the big time, there's a knock on the door in the middle of the night: the flamboyant ex-Catholic Boyet is brought to Gitmo, handed a Koran, and locked away indefinitely on suspicion of being linked to a terrorist plot. Now, from his 6' x 8' cell, Boy prepares for the trial of his life with this intimate confession, even as his belief in American justice begins to erode. With a nod to Junot Diaz and a wink to Gary Shteyngart, Alex Gilvarry's first novel explores some of the most serious issues of our time with dark eviscerating wit.
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/5/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

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