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Dark Blue Suit: And Other Stories

3.6 of 5 stars 3.60  ·  rating details  ·  57 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Set in Seattle from the 1950s to the present, Dark Blue Suit depicts the lives of two groups: Filipino immigrant pioneers, the Manong generation who arrived on the Pacific Coast during the 1920s and 1930s, and their American-born children. Although narrated as fiction, the stories - their landmarks, activities, settings, and events - are grounded in historical fact. The bo ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by University of Washington Press
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Jennifer
Dark Blue suit is an interesting collection of short stories about the Filipino-American experience. As are many books written concerning immigrants and 1st/1.5/2nd generation people, it is oftentimes sad. However, one of the reasons why I probably enjoyed this collection so much is that it was one of the only books about Filipinos that I could order, much less find at a local library or bookstore. From this collection, one may see many different faces and experiences of immigrants (whether Fili ...more
Pamela
A collection of stories about growing up in a Filipino community in 50s Seattle. Not the awesomest writing (you might cringe at some of the dialogue and childs-perspective narration), but Filipino lit is so scarce that I'll take what I can get.
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