May 23, 2011

GIVEAWAY ENTRY PAGE "MOONDOGS" ENDED

MAY 23th to JUNE 6th, 2011

MOONDOGS
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by ALEXANDER YATES

SYNOPSIS (borrowed from B&N):
  A singularly effervescent novel pivoting around the disappearance of an American businessman in the Philippines and the long-suffering son, jilted lover, slick police commissioner, misguided villain, and supernatural saviors who all want a piece of him.
  Mourning the recent loss of his mother, twentysome­thing Benicio—aka Benny—travels to Manila to reconnect with his estranged father, Howard. But when he arrives his father is nowhere to be found—leaving an irri­tated son to conclude that Howard has let him down for the umpteenth time. However, his father has actually been kid­napped by a meth-addled cabdriver, with grand plans to sell him to local terrorists as bait in the country’s never-ending power struggle between insurgents, separatists, and “demo­cratic” muscle.
  Benicio’s search for Howard reveals more about his father’s womanizing ways and suspicious business deals, reopening the old hurts that he’d hoped to mend. Interspersed with the son’s inquiry and the father’s calamitous life in captivity are the high-octane interconnecting narratives of Reynato Ocampo, the local celebrity-hero policeman charged with rescuing Howard; Ocampo’s ragtag team of wizardry-infused soldiers; and Monique, a novice officer at the American embassy whose family still feels feverishly unmoored in the Philippines.
  With blistering forward momentum, crackling dialogue, wonderfully bizarre turns, and glimpses into both Filipino and expat culture, the novel marches toward a stunning cli­max, which ultimately challenges our conventional ideas of family and identity and introduces Yates as a powerful new voice in contemporary literature.

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40 comments:

Amber said...

When I think of a conventional family, I think of the 1950s nuclear family from Leave It to Beaver. Fortunately, far more forms of family are acceptable in society today!
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Pamela Keener said...

Conventional family today is different from that of the time I grew up. Today I think famiy could include really good friends who have your back and your front if needed. Families are so splintered aand I think the true family are the people closest to you.
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Blissfulrains said...

I think of a conventional family as the typical home idea - a loving mother, a hardworking father, and maybe a couple bratty siblings that no matter what you say - in the end you really do love them.

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Helen Keeler said...

I think the conventional family is family members related by blood or not who accept and love each other. helenkeeler@comcast.net

ann said...

i think of a conventional family like leave it to beaver a family that mom stays home as a homemaker and dad works to support the family surely not like most of them today are

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Anonymous said...

I think a conventional family means a mom, a dad, 2.5 kids, a dog

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April said...

a family would be one or more parents with children.

daniel thornton said...

A convention family means to me is a family where you have a mom and a dad. The dad works and the mom stays home to take care of the kids and house.

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degood said...

I think of a conventional family and a mom and dad, two or three kids, a cat and dog and the mom drives a minivan.

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Anonymous said...

A Conventional Family means to me where you have a mom and dad who at least one of them has a steady job.

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Erin Cook said...

I am a GFC follower ERin Cook and I think a conventional family is the family of four one boy, one girl and a father that works while the mother cooks and cleans
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susansmoaks said...

conventional family means husband, wife and children to me
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kelley c said...

Conventional is mom, dad, 2 kids, and a dog.

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purango said...

My first thought is a conventional family means a husband wife and children who are living together. garrettsambo@aol.com

Jessica said...

I think of a conventional family as a Mom and Dad and kids. The modern family now could be any combinations of Mother, Father, Siblings, Step Siblings, Grandmothers.
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