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The Body Papers by Grace Talusan
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bookshelves: asia2019, read2019, around-the-world, location-philippines, biography-memoir

Winner of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, Grace Talusan writes about moving from the Philippines to the United States as a child, navigating family secrets/illness and periods of undocumented status, and what it is like to return to her homeland as an adult scholar. The time period comes all the way up to practically the present day, meaning there are two presidents to deal with - President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines and his "war on drugs" and President Trump with the focus on immigration.

TW for sexual abuse and willful disregard of abuse.
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June 29, 2019 – Started Reading
June 29, 2019 – Shelved
June 29, 2019 – Shelved as: asia2019
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June 30, 2019 – Shelved as: read2019
June 30, 2019 – Shelved as: around-the-world
June 30, 2019 – Shelved as: location-philippines
June 30, 2019 – Shelved as: biography-memoir
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Kimberly Dawn Look forward to this. Thanks, Jenny!

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