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Alex Gilvarry

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I'm the author of a novel, "From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant," which has been selected for the Indiebound Next List and the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Program. I'm also the editor of a book review website: Tottenville Review.

The humor in this first novel is nothing to laugh at. Though you’re not really supposed to get that until you’re nearly done.

That’s because in the meantime you’ll be too busy snickering.(Read the review)
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Published on March 24, 2012 10:44 • 199 views
Average rating: 3.63 · 586 ratings · 100 reviews · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
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“You see, real freedom is something tangible- it's the American's birthright- but it is also something that can be taken away at a moment's notice.”
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“In this funny debut, flashy Filipino fashion designer Boy Hernandez sees his American dream become a nightmare when he’s ensnared in a terrorist plot and shipped to Guantanamo. Gilvarry nails the couture scene, but Boy’s rough journey from Manolo to Gitmo is no joke.”
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“From the Memoirs of a Non-enemy Combatant is sharply written and wryly witty, touching on the sensitivities and paranoia of post-9/11 America... Combining a Kafkaesque hero with a captivating “coming to New York” story, Gilvarry’s debut is a timely and touching triumph.”
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Christina (A Reader of Fictions) I thought you might like to know that I selected From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant as one of my favorite reads of 2011: http://readeroffictions.blogspot.com/

Can't wait to see what you do next!


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Alex Gilvarry Woah woah woah! Thank you so much, Christina. I'd like to write a Swedish thriller next, I could be good at that. Plus I've never read one. But it'll probably just be about me again.


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