From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant: A Novel

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Penguin, Jan 5, 2012 - Fiction - 320 pages
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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. 

A New York Times Editor's Choice, From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant unveils two of America's most illusory realms—high fashion and Homeland Security—in a funny, wise, and beguiling, and Kafkaesque tale for our strange times.

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Apropos of No Mans Land
On Memory
My Life in Fashion
Bronxville Revisited
Philip Tang 2 0
My Name Is Boy
The Enemy at Home
Boyet R Hernandez Plaintiff
Camp Delta Blues
The Overwhelming Event
Honor Bound

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About the author (2012)

A native of Staten Island, Alex Gilvarry has traveled extensively in the Philippines, where his family is from. He's the editor of the Web site Tottenville Review, he has been named a Norman Mailer Fellow, and his writing has appeared in The Paris Review. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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