You . . . see us . . . and you think you know us, but our outward guise is more deceptive than our history.
– Carlos Bulosan, Filipino American novelist
Peter Bacho, Filipino-American writer whose debut novel Cebu won an American Book Award in 1992, wrote a review of my novel, A Village in the Fields, in the October 11th online edition of the Seattle International Examiner, the only nonprofit Pan-Asian American in the country. I am humbled by Mr. Bacho’s review.
The review begins: “Carlos Bulosan’s iconic America Is In The Heart begins in the rural Philippines and ends in America with the start of World War II. Patty Enrado, with a clear and confident style, takes the powerful saga of those early Pinoys beyond the war years and to the end of the line.”
To read the rest of the review, please click here.
The review is published ahead of my book tour in Seattle and Yakima next week, October 20 through the 23rd: Robert Flor and Patty Enrado read together at Third Place Books in Seward Park on Thursday, October 20th, at 7:00 p.m. Flor reads from his poetry book Alaskero Memories based on his work in the Alaskan canneries and Enrado will read from her novel A Village in the Fields about Filipino-American labor organizers in Delano. In addition, the documentary entitled Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers Movement will be screened. Third Place Books is located at 5041 Wilson Ave. S., 206.474.2200.