Alex Gilvarry at Powerbooks September 15

Is it just me or this is totally a good timing? 
READ: Rogue Haha! :D (kidding!)

The founding editor of a book review collaborative website - Tottenville , a New York-based Filipino writer Alex Gilvarry is coming to Manila for a talk and book signing for his début novel “From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant” on September 15, 2012, 4PM at Powerbooks, Greenbelt 4.

Gilvarry’s first novel explores some of the most serious issues of our time with dark eviscerating wit, and slight centers about a flamboyant Filipino fashion designer named Boy.

“My initial idea was to write about an artist from a superficial world thrown into a political world. That’s how I came up with Boy.” Mr. Gilvarry told The New York Times.

Boyet Hernandez is a small man with a big American dream when he arrives in New York in 2002, fresh out of design school in Manila. With dubious financing and visions of Fashion Week runways, he sets up shop in a Brooklyn toothpick factory, pursuing his goals with monkish devotion (distractions of a voluptuous undergrad not withstanding). But mere weeks after a high-end retail order promises to catapult his (B)oy label to the big time, there's a knock on the door in the middle of the night: the flamboyant ex-Catholic Boyet is brought to Gitmo, handed a Koran, and locked away indefinitely on suspicion of being linked to a terrorist plot. Now, from his 6' x 8' cell, Boy prepares for the trial of his life with this intimate confession, even as his belief in American justice begins to erode.”

Reading most about the press reviews makes my nerves wanting to read the book this instant. (LOL!) Not to mention, he has written for National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, Vogue, The Paris Review and other publications. And has been named a Norman Mailer Fellow. He is, indeed, one of the Filipino writers we can truly be proud of!

Watch this video and I bet you, just the same as I do, can't wait to read the book! ^_^

So if you find yourself doubtful about your schedule this coming weekend (or no plans at all), 
come join me and my friends on Saturday! :) 

Follow Alex Gilvarry on Twitter!

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