- Engels - Hardback
Experience the extreme joys, sorrows, and triumphs of a queer Filipino-American teenager struggling to prove himself in an unforgiving world. A poignant coming-of-age story, perfect for fans of Patron Saints of Nothing and Juliet Takes a Breath.
Self preservation. That’s Bobby’s motto for surviving his notoriously violent high school unscathed. Being out and queer would put an unavoidable target on his back, especially in a Filipino community that frowns on homosexuality. It’s best to keep his head down, get good grades, and stay out of trouble.
But when Bobby is unwillingly outed in a terrible way, he no longer has the luxury of being invisible. A vicious encounter has him scrambling for a new way to survive–by fighting back. Bobby is inspired by champion Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao to take up boxing and challenge his tormentor. Then Pacquiao publicly declares his stance against queer people, and Bobby’s faith–in his hero and in himself–is shaken to the core.
A powerful and unflinching debut that will both shatter and uplift hearts with every read.
CONTENT WARNING for profanity, violence, and homophobic language.
Over de auteur van Chasing Pacquiao
Rod Pulido, auteur, filmmaker en zelfbenoemde ‘World’s Biggest Ube Fanatic’, groeide op in Cerritos, Californië. Hij behaalde zijn Bachelors of Arts in filmproductie aan de California State University, Long Beach. Zijn regiedebuut, The Flip Side, werd de eerste speelfilm van een Filippijnse filmmaker die in wereldpremière ging op het Sundance Film Festival. Rod streeft ernaar te verheffen en te entertainen met verhalen die de Filipijns-Amerikaanse ervaring benadrukken.