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The Resource The human zoo : a novel, Sabina Murray

The human zoo : a novel, Sabina Murray

Label
The human zoo : a novel
Title
The human zoo
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Sabina Murray
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Filipino-American Christina "Ting" Klein has just traveled from New York to Manila, both to escape her imminent divorce, and to begin research for a biography of Timicheg, an indigenous Filipino brought to America at the start of the twentieth century to be exhibited as part of a 'human zoo.' It has been a year since Ting's last visit, and one year since Procopio "Copo" Gumboc swept the elections in an upset and took power as president. Arriving unannounced at her aging Aunt's aristocratic home, Ting quickly falls into upper-class Manila life-family gatherings at her cousin's compound; spending time with her best friend Inchoy, a gay socialist professor of philosophy; and a flirtation with her ex-boyfriend Chet, a wealthy businessman with questionable ties to the regime. All the while, family duty dictates that Ting be responsible for Laird, a cousin's fiancé, who has come from the States to rediscover his roots. As days pass, Ting witnesses modern Filipino society languishing under Gumboc's terrifying reign. To make her way, she must balance the aristocratic traditions of her extended family, seemingly at odds with both situation and circumstance, as well temper her stance towards a regime her loved ones are struggling to survive. Yet Ting cannot extricate herself from the increasingly repressive regime, and soon finds herself personally confronted by the horrifying realities of Gumboc's power. At once a propulsive look at contemporary Filipino politics and the history that impacted the country, The Human Zoo is a thrilling and provocative story from one of our most celebrated and important writers of literary fiction"--
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
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10999201
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murray, Sabina
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.U787
LC item number
H86 2021
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Filipino American women
  • Filipino Americans
  • Manila (Philippines)
  • Manila (Philippines)
Target audience
adult
Label
The human zoo : a novel, Sabina Murray
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
  • First edition.
  • First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9780802157508
Lccn
2021027398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1248724312
  • (OCoLC)1248724312
Label
The human zoo : a novel, Sabina Murray
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
  • First edition.
  • First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9780802157508
Lccn
2021027398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1248724312
  • (OCoLC)1248724312

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