From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant

By: Gilvarry, Alex

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Fashionistas and g-men clash in a mastermindful debut

Boyet Hernandez is a small man with a big American dream when he arrives in New York in 2002, fresh out of fashion school in the Philippines. But on the brink of fame and fortune, there comes instead a knock on the door in the middle of the night: the flamboyant ex-Catholic is swept to America's most notorious prison, administered a Qur'an and locked away indefinitely to discover his link to a terrorist plot.

Now, in his six-by-eight-foot cell, Boy prepares for the tribunal of his life with this intimate confession. From borrowed mattress to converted toothpick factory loft, from custom suit commissions to high-end retail, we are immersed in a wonderland of soirees, runways, and hipster romance in twenty-first-century Gotham. Boy is equally at home (if sometimes comically misinformed) invoking Dostoevsky and Diane von Furstenberg, the Marcos tyranny and Marc Jacobs, the vicissitudes of memory and the indignity of the walking sandwich board. But behind the scrim of his wit and chutzpah is his present nightmare of detainment in the sun-baked place he calls No Man's Land. The more Boy's faith in American justice is usurped by the Kafkaesque demands of his interrogator, the more ardently he clings to the chimerical hope and humanity of his adoptive country.

Funny, wise and beguiling, "From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant" gives us a tale so eerily evocative that it, and its hero, are poised to become an indelible part of the reader's imagination and the literature of our strange times.

Title: From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant

Author Name: Gilvarry, Alex

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: NY, Viking Press: 2012

ISBN Number: 0670023191

ISBN Number 13: 9780670023196

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0001185

Description: 302pp. 8vo. Debut novel about Boyet Hernandez accused of terroist plotting. Understated slight wrinkling to upper right corners of pages 1-17 (appears to be a manufacturing defect), otherwise Fine. Book is tight, bright, unread, and unmarked with original price of $26.95 intact. Brodart protected.

Keywords: Collectible - Like New; Signed; Dust Jacket - Like New; First Edition,