Nelson's Run by Peter Bacho

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Nelson is obsessed with avoiding work, long-term relationships and all other forms of responsibility. Sex, Nelson's other major obsession, is what brings him to the Philippines, having heard the archipelago's bawdy lore from a former mistress he had shared with his father. With dark humor and insight, Bacho explores the clash of American and Filipino culture, as Nelson soon finds himself pulled between Anita and Marta, two tango-dancing matriarchs, and embroiled in his own private heart of darkness. The resolution of this increasingly violent menage-a-trois takes place within the context of a talent contest, a civil war, a coronation and an exploding presidential candidate.
 

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Peter Bacho has written several books during his career. HisPeter Bacho has written several books during his career. His nonfiction book Boxing in Black and White (Holt) made the C nonfiction book Boxing in Black and White (Holt) made the Children's Center for Books Best Books List in 1999. He has ahildren's Center for Books Best Books List in 1999. He has also won an American Book Award (for Cebu, 2006), a Washingtolso won an American Book Award (for Cebu, 2006), a Washington Governor's Writers Award (for A Dark Blue Suit, 1998), andn Governor's Writers Award (for A Dark Blue Suit, 1998), and The Murray Morgan Prize (also for A Dark Blue Suit). Cebu w The Murray Morgan Prize (also for A Dark Blue Suit). Cebu was listed as one of the top 100 books written by a Universitas listed as one of the top 100 books written by a University of Washington (affiliated) writer over the past century. By of Washington (affiliated) writer over the past century. Bacho has been praised as a "major voice in contemporary liteacho has been praised as a "major voice in contemporary literature" (Tom Howard) with a "strong, steady style" (Kathleenrature" (Tom Howard) with a "strong, steady style" (Kathleen Alcala) and a "disarming...sense of humanity" (Thomas Kenea Alcala) and a "disarming...sense of humanity" (Thomas Keneally). Bacho teaches at The Evergreen State College (Tacoma Blly). Bacho teaches at The Evergreen State College (Tacoma Branch) in Olympia, Washington. ranch) in Olympia, Washington.
 
Published February 1, 2002 by Willowgate Press. 145 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, War, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Though author Peter Bacho (Cebu, winner of an American Book Award) uses political and sexual satire to create some memorable scenes offering wild sendups of gender roles, colonialism and corruption along the way this slim novel feels rushed and never has an opportunity to come together as a ...

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