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Nelson's Run
     

Nelson's Run

by Peter Baho
 
Nelson is obsessed with avoiding work, long-term relationships and all other forms of responsibility. Sex, Nelson's other major obsession, is what brings him to the Philippines, having heard the archipelago's bawdy lore from a former mistress he had shared with his father. With dark humor and insight, Bacho explores the clash of American and Filipino culture, as

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Nelson is obsessed with avoiding work, long-term relationships and all other forms of responsibility. Sex, Nelson's other major obsession, is what brings him to the Philippines, having heard the archipelago's bawdy lore from a former mistress he had shared with his father. With dark humor and insight, Bacho explores the clash of American and Filipino culture, as Nelson soon finds himself pulled between Anita and Marta, two tango-dancing matriarchs, and embroiled in his own private heart of darkness. The resolution of this increasingly violent menage-a-trois takes place within the context of a talent contest, a civil war, a coronation and an exploding presidential candidate.

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Publishers Weekly
The eponymous young antihero of Nelson's Run heads for the Philippines as a "sexual tourist" after his father is accidentally killed by the mistress the two men shared. There he slings propaganda for a crooked regime, then gets stuck in a guerrilla war and a weird sexual triangle with politically radical Marta and the wealthy, well-connected Anita. Though author Peter Bacho (Cebu, winner of an American Book Award) uses political and sexual satire to create some memorable scenes offering wild sendups of gender roles, colonialism and corruption along the way this slim novel feels rushed and never has an opportunity to come together as a whole. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781930008021
Publisher:
Willowgate Press
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Pages:
145
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.44(d)

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