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Riverrun, A Novel

Riverrun is a rite-of-passage novel on the life of Danilo Cruz, a young gay man who grows up in a colourful and chaotic military dictatorship in the Philippines. Shaped like a memoir, it glides from childhood to young adulthood in chapters written like flash fiction and vignettes, along with a recipe for shark meat, a feature article, extracts from a poem and vivid songs. It can be classified as literary fiction, that is nevertheless accessible to the general reader.

9789814882866 208 pages Pre-Order August 2020 0035

About the Author:

Danton Remoto studied Literature at Ateneo de Manila University, in the Philippines (BA, MA), Publishing at the University of Stirling, in the United Kingdom (MPhil), World Literature at Rutgers University, in the United States, and Creative Writing at the University of the Philippines (PhD). He has taught in the US and the Philippines, and is currently the head of school and professor of Creative Writing at the University of Nottingham in Malaysia. He has also worked for the United Nations and hosted a daily TV–radio show in the Philippines for six years, called Remoto Control.

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