From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jan 5, 2012 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Unveiling two of America's most illusory realms—high fashion and Homeland Security—Alex Gilvarry's widely acclaimed first novel is the story of designer Boy Hernandez: Filipino immigrant, New York glamour junkie, Guantánamo detainee. Locked away indefinitely and accused of being linked to a terrorist plot, Boy prepares for the tribunal of his life with this intimate confession, a dazzling swirl of soirees, runways, and hipster romance that charts one small man's pursuit of the big American dream—even as the present nightmare of detainment chisels away at his vital wit and chutzpah. From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant is funny, wise, and beguiling, a Kafkaesque tale for our strange times.

  

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User Review  - johnluiz - LibraryThing

Alex Gilvarry has written an absolutely brilliant and entertaining novel. The premise is so outlandish – he combines a humorous satirical look at the fashion industry with eye-opening insights into ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alysyn Reinhardt - Goodreads

This novel came to me at the right time. Alex Gilvarry is a brilliant writer, and while the novel was excellent, I was so conscious of his decisions the entire time. The novel fuses fashion, comedy ... Read full review

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
New York City 20022006
You Made Me
Apropos of No Mans Land
The Canadian
On Memory
Modus Operandi
The Two Suits
My Name Is Boy
The Enemy at Home
THE FALL OF BOY
News to Me
No Mans Land
Boyet R Hernandez Plaintiff
Camp Delta Blues
Apropos of the Fertilizer

My Life in Fashion
Love in a Time of War
Bronxville Revisited
Two Whole Minutes
Philip Tang 20
The Story of My Bathing Partner
The Overwhelming Event
War Crimes
On the Tarmac
Honor Bound
Afterword
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Alex Gilvarry is the founding editor of the website Tottenville Review; he has been named a Norman Mailer Fellow; and he has contributed writing to the Paris Review, Vogue, and NPR's All Things Considered. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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