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Johnny Manalo-a Filipino who has lived for years in the United States, sometimes illegally-returns home for a brief visit during the last years of the Marcos dictatorship.

From his landing on the Manila tarmac where opposition leader Benigno Aquino was gunned down, through jetlagged reunions with family and friends, Johnny finds himself an alien in his own country, unable t
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Paperback, 218 pages
Published March 18th 2020 by Readers International (first published October 1986)
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