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She moves with him to San Francisco and meets someone named Keiko. Return to Book Page. It talks about the band, bagedorn it also talks about her mother. Seats are best available. What I didn’t like was the ending, but on reflection realized there was no good way to end this story. Just because you are writing a fictional version of your life doesn’t mean you should include everything that happened.

The Gangster of Love by Jessica Hagedorn. Simbulan 1 Ron Quesada 1 Ruben V. This is a fast-paced novel about a Filipina growing up in the punk scene first in San Franscisco, then Lf York ; it is a coming of age story.


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I don’t doubt Hagedorn’s innovative talents as an artist and writer.

The Gangster of Love by Jessica Hagedorn

Inspired by Your Browsing History. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Voltaire the protagonist’s brotherElvis her boyfriendSly band bagedornMilagros her motherKeiko Van Heller best friend.

Rocky ventures out of her close-knit family to discover poetry, form a rock band, and experience the gritty underbelly of youth culture in post-Summer of Love San Francisco. Marcus 1 Erwin R.

It’s not always gold and dia Take with some patience and be wary of sudden changes in perspective that happen in a heartbeat. Nov 05, Suki rated it really liked it. Rocky falls in love with a guitar player, Elvis. Read more Read less.

I compulsively read to the end of this book and though it doesn’t fully work I enjoyed the insights she shared. Everybody just kinda muddles around. Refresh and try again. Do yourself a favor and drink this novel up.


Lastly, love to his wife and scene partner for life, Julie. Oct 15, Laura rated it really liked it Recommends it for: It’s not a bad book, I just wish I read it when I was ten years younger. See all 13 reviews. Nepales 2 Ruel Hector R.


Dogeaters Contemporary American Fiction.

Barely just teenagers upon their arrival, the years pass as Rocky and Voltaire begin growing up, finishing school and discovering San Francisco of the s while their mother brings money into the house through several ways from flirtations with several different men, including Zeke, their landlord to the jesica of her catering business, Lumpia X-Press. The book really gets in touch with Rocky’s entire life, and not just one aspect.

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This book was a great read! This world premiere stage adaptation will feature live music, poetry reading, and music video. Igloria 1 Lyca Benitez-Brown 4 Ma.