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When the Rainbow Goddess Wept (Ann Arbor Paperbacks)

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ISBN13: 9780472086375
ISBN10: 0472086375
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Set against the backdrop of the Japanese invasion of the Philippines in 1941, Cecilia Manguerra Brainard's brilliant novel weaves myth and legend together with the suffering and tragedies of the Filipino people. When nine-year-old Yvonne flees with her family into the jungle to join the resistance effort, she witnesses death and destruction on an almost unimaginable scale.

In the face of terror and despair, she finds comfort in the stories her people have passed down over generations. In particular, the legends of Bongkatolan, the Woman Warrior, and the merciful rainbow goddess offer her strength and hope. Yvonne becomes determined to preserve these ancient legends and to give voice to the epic she herself is living.

When the Rainbow Goddess Wept is an exploration of the collective wounding of the Filipino people and their heroic response. It shows us the Philippines through an insider's eyes and brings to American audiences an unusual reading experience about a world that is utterly foreign and a child who is touchingly universal.

Cecilia Manguerra Brainard was born in Cebu City, Philippines. Her published works include Woman with Horns and Other Stories and Philippine Woman in America. She is also the editor of the anthology Fiction by Filipinos in America and teaches creative writing at the Writers' Program of UCLA Extension.

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A novel of epic proportions that chronicles recent Philippine history and culture

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Shoshana, January 19, 2009 (view all comments by Shoshana)
Narrated by Yvonne, a Filipina girl, this novel blends local legends and the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, heightening their parallels (and those of the legends and the plot) in a slightly folkloric, slightly magical realistic blend. I enjoyed the narrator's voice and found the story easy to follow and poignant. Read with Davenport's Song of the Exile, Stephenson's Cryptonomicon, and Kim's Lost Names: Scenes from a Korean Boyhood for a broader fictional representation of the effects of Japanese expansionism from World War II through the Korean War.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780472086375
Author:
Brainard, Cecilia Manguerra
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Author:
Brainard, Cecilia Manguerra
Location:
Ann Arbor :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Philippines
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paper Text
Series:
Ann Arbor Paperbacks
Series Volume:
105-207
Publication Date:
19991031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in

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