In the Philippines during the Marcos regime, 8-year-old ****** is sent away for safety's sake to Los Angeles, to live with his Auntie Yuna, whose major activity seems to be getting drunk and writing letters to defunct celebrities. Eventually, ****** is rescued by the child welfare services and placed with a wealthy foster family--who have their own dark secrets. In later life, he desperately tries to reconnect with his own parents back in the Philippines.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
Subgenre: Literary Genres + Types of Novels, General, Literary, Types of Characters, Family + Friendship