Dream Jungle

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Viking, 2003 - Fiction - 325 pages
16 Reviews
Jessica Hagedorn has received enormous critical acclaim for her edgy, high-energy novels chronicling the clash and embrace of American and Filipino cultures. With Dream Jungle, she breaks through to a new level of narrative daring and has written her most complex and accomplished novel to date.

Dream Jungletakes off from two seemingly unrelated events-the discovery of a lost Stone Age tribe in a remote mountainous area of the Philippines and the filming of an epic Vietnam War movie in the rain forest. But the "lost tribe" just might be a clever hoax masterminded by a brooding wealthy iconoclast-and the Hollywood movie seems doomed as the cast and crew continue to self-destruct in a cloud of drugs and egos.

At once a sensual and razor-sharp indictment of colonialism, Dream Jungleevokes the desperate beauty and rank corruption of the Philippines from the height of the Marcos era in the mid-1970s to the end of the twentieth century.

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User Review  - Regina Alyssa - Goodreads

.....required to read. Read full review

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User Review  - Patrick Limcaco - Goodreads

Every time I encounter 'grinding poverty' and prostitutes in third world-set fiction, I always want the prostitute to be the kind who only does it because he/she is merely curious and has a natural ... Read full review

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Jessica Hagedorn is an acclaimed novelist, playwright, poet, multimedia artist, and screen- writer. Born and raised in the Philippines, she moved to the United States in her teens.

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