Talking to the Moon by Noel Alumit

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2007 Carroll & Graf hardcover. ISBN:9780739480434. Noel Alumit (Letters to Montgomery Clift: A Novel). A Filipino immigrant family has a difficult time accepting one son's death and another son is gay.

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Noel Alumit was born in the Philippines and earned his Bachelor degree of Fine Arts in Drama from the University of Southern California. He studied playwriting at the prestigious David Henry Hwang Writers Institute of East West Players in Los Angeles. His plays have been read at East West Players, at Teatro Ng Tanan in San Francisco, and at the Ma Yi Theater Company in New York, as well as other venues in Boston and Philadelphia. His work has also been published in Take Out: Queer Writing from Asian Pacific America, Tilting the Continent: Southeast Asian American Writing, DisOrient, and the Asian Pacific American Journal. He is also a volunteer for the Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team in Los Angeles.As an actor, he has appeared in Beverly Hills 90210, The Young and the Restless, and Red Surf with George Clooney. He has performed in many Los Angeles productions, including the world premiere of Chay Yew's A Language of Their Own at the Celebration Theatre, which garnered him an LA Weekly award. Most recently, he starred in the premiere of Michael Kearns' Who's Afraid of Edward Albee?.Talking to the Moon is his second novel, following Letters to Montgomery Clift.
Published January 1, 2007 by Carroll & Graf Publishers. 340 pages
Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Alumit makes an honorable plea for the reader to understand Filipino culture, Jory’s faith, Emerson’s homosexuality and the way a child’s death rends a family, but by the closing chapters, the narrative is firmly locked into tearjerker mode—its spiritual elements, initially intriguing, ultimately...

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